Candle-lite Company Celebrates Launch of CBD Candle in Food/Drug/Mass

Blue Ash, OH: This week, the Candle-lite Company announced their official launch of CBD-infused candles and wax melts, released under their Essential Elements brand. Essential Elements by Candle-lite Company was launched in 2008 and remains the #1 natural candle in the USA today. Essential Elements candles feature signature fragrances featuring essential oils in a natural soy wax, revealing layers of …

ReVisioning Sustainable Eyewear, Piranha Eyewear® by Navajo Inc.

Piranha Eyewear® Launches Eco-Pact™ Sunglasses Line Made from Recycled Water Bottles   The nationally recognized brand Piranha Eyewear®, located in Denver, Colorado, has a new line of affordable ecofriendly sunglasses made from recycled water bottles. Every frame made with post-use plastics prevents 2-3 water bottles from entering a landfill! The new Eco-Pact™ sunglasses line from Piranha® is available on their …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s Statement on the Boulder Tragedy

We are deeply saddened by the senseless act of violence that occurred in Boulder, Colo., on Monday, March 22, 2021. GMDC|Retail Tomorrow stands in solidarity with all who have been affected and extends our thoughts, prayers and support to the victims and their families, our long-standing member and partner Kroger, the grocery store employees and first responders.  

Alibaba’s Tmall Global Summit

On behalf of Alibaba-Tmall Global, we’re extending an invitation for you to join Alibaba’s Tmall Global Summit on March 25th, 2021. The event offers several informative sessions including myth buster, latest industry update, and US brand’s testimonial sharing. To register, please click here.  

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces 2021 Virtual Events

Following the success of its virtual General Merchandise (GM) Conference and Selfcare Summit events last October, leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has announced a series of virtual events for 2021. The events will enhance business connectivity for members and trading partners as the industry continues to navigate the disruption caused by the global COVID-19 …

Tmall Global Merchant Connect 2020 by Alibaba

Social distancing doesn’t mean we need to compromise on building connections or sharing knowledge and insights. As a GMDC member, Alibaba Group is hosting a Tmall Global Merchant Connect 2020, a series of interactive virtual sessions designed to connect brands and suppliers directly with Tmall Global business development team in North America. All GMDC members are welcome to join and …

Diabetes “Self Care” Demands Retail, Health Care Collaboration & Innovation

New wave of diabetic patients will rely on “store of the future” to fill health care gap   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Aug. 18, 2016 – The Global Market Development Center released its newest Health & Wellness Best Practices report, “Retail Partnering to Serve the Shopper with Diabetes.” The member-exclusive insights are the first in a series of best-practice papers the association …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces Programming Details for Virtual General Merchandise Conference and Selfcare Summit Events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has announced programming details for its upcoming virtual General Merchandise Conference (GM20) and Selfcare Summit (SS20) events. Announced on the heels of the association’s decision to shift this year’s conferences to a virtual format due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, the virtual events will be hosted on the GMDC*Connect …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow and Gender Fair Announce Partnership to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Retail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has announced a partnership with Gender Fair, the first and only market-based solution for achieving equality. The partnership represents an opportunity for GMDC|Retail Tomorrow to embrace and foster Gender Fair’s insights and expertise to advance gender equality across retail and CPG industries. GMDC|Retail Tomorrow will officially introduce the partnership during …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Pivots to Virtual Format for 2020 General Merchandise Conference and Selfcare Summit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow, has announced it will pivot this year’s General Merchandise Conference (GM20) and Selfcare Summit (SS20) to virtual events over a three-week period taking place October 5-23, 2020. GMDC|Retail Tomorrow has reimagined this year’s event offerings in order to expand member opportunities and enable product discovery in a virtual format …