Association Open Houses Scheduled Meet & Greet

Following inquiries from many members and the offers of assistance from many industry associations, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow will be co-hosting a series of “virtual open house” events with other associations the week of December 6th. These events will enable GMDC|Retail Tomorrow members to learn more about other associations that may be able to provide value to our members following GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Statement of Dissolution

For more than 50 years, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow has created and fostered important connections between the non-foods industry, retailers, manufacturers, and the consumer.  With a strong legacy of leadership, we are proud to have led the industry in connecting our members to General Merchandise (GM) and Health, Beauty and Wellness (HBW) category growth opportunities. Through our pioneering of the “speed dating” …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces 2021 Fall Strategic Meetings in Partnership with International Housewares Association

Virtual sessions will promote industry connectivity, accelerate long-term business strategies, address opportunities for growth and vision for 2022 COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade associations Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow and International Housewares Association (IHA) have partnered to facilitate GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s 2021 Fall Strategic Meetings, a three-week series of virtual events tailored for top retail and wholesale …

Drylock builds green portfolio

Drylock builds green portfolio by becoming the first CO2-Neutral manufacturing facility in the US disposable hygiene industry, in addition to sourcing natural materials and offering packaging alternatives to traditional plastic. Green product portfolio provides eco-conscious disposable hygiene products to consumers. Known for innovation, Drylock Technologies, with a world-class US production facility and a state-of-the-art R&D lab headquarters in Eau Claire, WI, is honored to be …

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 …