"Move Collective, makers of bobble, attended this year's GMDC conference for the first time. Being a relatively new company and launching into the Drug and Grocery channels, we found the conference to exceed all expectations. We were a late entry, yet secured over 25 face-to-face meetings as a result of the on-site appointment request form. In addition, the showcase helped secure additional appointments and bobble successfully reached the Top 10 scanned items by retailers/wholesalers. It was a great way of meeting key decision makers, and we look forward to the 2012 conference."
National Sales Manager
Move Collective...makers of bobble
"We had excellent success, much better than we ever anticipated. In addition, this is one of the finest, best run conventions I have ever attended! Everything worked and you were great hosts. I know it may be part of your everyday routine, however nothing was a problem with any of our many requests . . . Thank you again for making this show a success for Koss Corporation! We will be back in 2012."
Jonathan J. Thomas
Director of North American Sales
"The key to our distribution success has been in building long lasting, top-to-top relationships, within both large and small supermarket retailers. This was only achieved by attending the HBW conference year, after year, after year . . . Some 10 years later, L&R is proud to say we have gained over 10 new customers exclusively because of our attendance at the GMDC HBW conference."
Sr. V.P. Sales
L&R Distributors, Inc.
"We have also been working hard to follow up on all of the leads that we got from GMDC. Your data base and membership participation was more than we could have hoped for. The staff at GMDC treated us like family and I felt so honored by the attention and guidance that we received.
"As a first-time participant, I found the experience energizing and value added. It is always advantageous to speak with our customers directly and leverage time with potentially new ones. I also built upon my consumer insights through the GMDC guest speakers. I had a great time and an informative conference experience."
Ivy Rose Casey
Director Customer Business Development
Jarden Home Brands
"Of all the trade events we participate in, we believe GMDC gives us the highest return on our investment."
Vice President Grocery Non-Foods/GM
"The CCC format has been enhanced over the years to make it the most productive meeting format available. Members are always willing to communicate and work together in an effort to enhance HBC and GM sales in all classes of trade covered by GMDC."
Director, Retail Services
Merchants Distributors, Inc.
"Not only is the CCC format productive, but the preparation and follow-up capabilities of CCCnet help us achieve even more productivity from each meeting."
Vice President Trade Development
Energizer Holdings Inc.
"The format, programs, spouse and social events and staff support set GMDC apart from all other industry events. We get more done in less time than anywhere else."
Director of Field Sales