GMDC|Retail Tomorrow, A.T. Kearney Identify Emotional & Experiential Connection as Top Consumer Drivers within Brick-and-Mortar Retail

It is undeniable that online retailers are capturing an ever-increasing share of many general merchandise (GM) categories. Still, brick-and-mortar retailers can remain competitive when evaluating their GM strategies on a category-by-category, platform-by-platform, and customer-segmentation basis in order to fine-tune their offerings. This is one of the conclusions contained in the 2019 GMDC|Retail Tomorrow General Merchandise Benchmarking Study,an annual industry report recently …

DishFish Awards The Richards Group Advertising Agency of Record Business

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (June 14) – DishFish has appointed The Richards Group as lead creative agency and public relations partner to launch its first wide-scale integrated marketing campaign. The DishFish line of cleaning products, the first consumer product line from Foamtec International Company, a 22-year-old leader and manufacturer of high-tech foam, are designed specifically to quickly release dirt and other …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces Top Products at 2019 General Merchandise Conference

Easily Displayable Products Among Showcase’s Most Popular COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow recently hosted its 2019 General Merchandise Conference in Denver. The event brought together retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution companies for an exclusive preview of the latest non-food products and insights into how to adapt to consumers’ evolving needs, grow and maximize …

Hamacher Resource Group Debuts Video Series on DSCSA Compliance

Waukesha, Wisconsin, May 29, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) has published three videos discussing the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and what dispensers need to know to ensure compliance by November 2020 and beyond. The first in the series describes details of DSCSA, including the goal of the law, as well as what the various members within the supply chain …

Far East Brokers Introduces GrillPerks™ – The First Cross-Category, Consumer Loyalty Program For Grilling Products In The Grocery Industry

Jacksonville, FL; May 23, 2019 – In an effort to generate demand for grilling products year round, Far East Brokers and Consultants have developed the first cross-category, consumer loyalty program for manufacturers of grilling-related products through its new rewards program GrillPerks™. This online program engages shoppers with helpful tips, recipes and promotions on a wide range of grilling products and rewards …

GMDC Calls for Champions of Change Nominations

New industry recognition platform will honor talented individuals who are growing and expanding the GM, HBW, nonfoods and retail technology categories, and next-gen leaders. Nominations are currently being accepted for a new retail industry leadership awards program that will recognize emerging and established leaders employed in general merchandise; health, beauty, and wellness (HBW); nonfoods; and retail technology solutions sectors. The …

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative Adds Hamacher Resource Group’s Rx Track-and-Trace Compliance Service to its Contract Advantage Plus Partner Offering

Waukesha, Wisconsin, April 30, 2019 – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) and its Rx Track-and-Trace Compliance Service (RTTCS) has been added to the Contract Advantage Plus (CAP) program of Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC). CAP is a program that includes outside vendors IPC has partnered with to better serve their pharmacy members. As a CAP partner, HRG will provide IPC members with preferred …

GMDC Named as Association Affiliate of the Retail Analytics Council

GMDC President & CEO Patrick Spear engages with select group of global brand experts disrupting the customer experience with artificial intelligence   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced that President & CEO Patrick Spear has accepted an invitation on behalf of GMDC to become an Association Affiliate of the Retail Analytics Council (RAC) …

Hamacher Resource Group and GMDC Present Selfcare Roadmap During the Associated Wholesale Grocers Innovation Showcase and Annual Meeting

Waukesha, Wisconsin – Hamacher Resource Group, Inc. (HRG) and Global Market Development Center (GMDC) are presenting “Healthcare is Becoming Selfcare” at the Associated Wholesale Grocers Innovation Showcase and Annual Meeting, in Overland Park, KS, Monday, March 25th, from 3:00 – 3:25  p.m. Dave Wendland, vice president, strategic relations and member of the owners group at HRG, and Mark Mechelse, vice …

GMDC Expands Retail Tomorrow with New Partnership, Immersion Events in Los Angeles and Boston, and Innovation Podcast

GMDC and some of the world’s biggest brands provide actionable insights into the latest trends and tools transforming the retail landscape COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. —  Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC) today announced its growth plans for Retail Tomorrow, focused on supporting the vital need to transform the shopping experience in the evolving retail industry landscape. Retail Tomorrow …