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 …

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 …

GMDC | Retail Tomorrow Industry Statement RE: COVID-19 Impact on Association Events

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is following the latest developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and its impact on travel, business events and conferences. As the outbreak continues to profoundly disrupt many industries, including retail, protecting the health, safety and well-being of our members and employees is our top priority. Considering the recommendations and guidelines from local and national health agencies, we’re continuing …

GMDC | Retail Tomorrow to Co-Locate 2020 General Merchandise and Selfcare Summit Conferences

GM20 will run concurrently with Selfcare Summit in fall in Atlanta, guiding members through post-COVID-19 retail landscape COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC) | Retail Tomorrow has announced it is rescheduling its annual General Merchandise Conference for fall 2020. Originally scheduled for June 4-8 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, the conference will now run …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces 2020 Board of Directors

Leading retail industry trade association celebrates 50th anniversary with election of new board chair, new board members   COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC|Retail Tomorrow) has announced the election of its 2020 board of directors. Now in its 50th year, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow welcomes UNFI Vice President Patty Fishman as its newest board chair and new board …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow, A.T. Kearney Deliver Findings on Selfcare’s Transformation of Brick-and-Mortar Retail

Research Study Delivers Insights into Growth Opportunities among Traditional and Nonconventional Selfcare Categories COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow, in partnership with global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, has released the results of its first annual 2019 Selfcare Benchmarking Study. The study provides emerging industry insights into how selfcare — the mindset and lifestyle that …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow Announces Top Products at First-of-its-Kind Selfcare Summit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow recently launched its Selfcare Summit in Indianapolis. The inaugural event marked the only industry gathering focused exclusively on the consumerization of healthcare, bringing together retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution companies to learn how to strategically re-position health, beauty and wellness products to enhance the shopping experience. Natural and …

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s Share of Spend Report Provides Insights into Shoppers’ Latest In-Store and Online Spending Tendencies

Report Outlines Three Shopper Types, Identifies Winnable Opportunities for Brick-and-Mortar Retail It’s no secret that retail is experiencing a migration of products from physical brick-and-mortar stores to online. The proliferation of e-commerce and its impact is cause for concern among traditional retailers. But while many shoppers are migrating online, their migration isn’t an across-the-board move; it isn’t a comprehensive shift …