Honoring the Past
Innovating the Future


the FOREMOST global
trade association for the
nonfoods retail industry

Connections. Opportunities. Growth.

GMDC is the leading global retail industry platform enabling discovery,
continuous learning, and uncommon partnerships focused on innovation and growth.

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Get to Know GMDC

For 50 years, GMDC has been the foremost global trade association for the retail industry, leading innovation and empowering those in retail to thrive and grow.

Our Mission

GMDC connects people and companies to opportunities for growth.

Our Vision

To be the leading global retail industry platform enabling discovery, continuous learning, and uncommon
partnerships focused on innovation and growth.

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Member Directory

Searchable database of retailer, wholesaler, supplier, and service/solution company profiles, complete with contacts.

GMDC Connect

Year-round video-conferencing service that makes connecting with new partners easy.

Education & Insights

Interactive and regularly updated insight and data tools tracking shopper behavior and providing store solutions.

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Latest News

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces 2021 Virtual Events
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Following the success of its virtual General Merchandise (GM) Conference and Selfcare Summit events last October, leading retail industry trade ...
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Personal Safety Essentials: PPE, Disinfectants, & HBW
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The COVID-19 pandemic triggered shifts in consumer behavior, forcing brands and retailers to adapt to drastically altered shopping preferences, supply ...
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From Bystander to Upstander: Conscious Inclusion and Leadership
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Retail Tomorrow Learning Session – From Bystander to Upstander: Conscious Inclusion and Leadership Virtual Conference 2020 ...
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Future Inclusive Talent
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Retail Tomorrow Learning Session – Future Inclusive Talent Virtual Conference 2020 ...
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Innovations in Health and Wellness
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Retail Tomorrow Learning Session – Innovations in Health and Wellness Virtual Conference 2020 ...
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The Store of the Future is Not a Store
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Retail Tomorrow Learning Session – The Store of the Future is Not a Store Virtual Conference 2020 ...
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