Startup Mic-Drop: Showdown

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  On December 9th, we hosted the five winners of our Startup Mic-Drop episodes in a Final Showdown for a $10,000 grand prize. You’ll meet the founders and disruptors …

Virtual Open House with the National Grocers Association

Following inquiries from many members and the offers of assistance from many industry associations, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow hosted a series of “virtual open house” events with other associations. These presentations 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 organized dissolution at year-end. For nearly 40 years, …

Virtual Open House with the International Housewares Association

Following inquiries from many members and the offers of assistance from many industry associations, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow hosted a series of “virtual open house” events with other associations. These presentations 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 organized dissolution at year-end. The International Housewares Association …

Virtual Open House with the National Association of Chain Drug Stores 

Following inquiries from many members and the offers of assistance from many industry associations, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow hosted a series of “virtual open house” events with other associations. These presentations 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 organized dissolution at year-end. The National Association of …

Virtual Open House with the Food Industry Association

Following inquiries from many members and the offers of assistance from many industry associations, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow hosted a series of “virtual open house” events with other associations. These presentations 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 organized dissolution at year-end. As the Food Industry …

Startup Mic-Drop: Showdown

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  On December 9th, we hosted the five winners of our Startup Mic-Drop episodes in a Final Showdown for a $10,000 grand prize. You’ll meet the founders and disruptors …

Startup Mic-Drop: Natural Selfcare

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  Meet five companies driving product innovation in the health, wellness, personal care, and beauty categories. These founders are launching all natural, socially responsible solutions for everyday product categories. In partnership with SKU, this …

E-COMMERCE TRENDS AND SHOPPER EXPECTATIONS: HEALTH & WELLNESS

What many may have thought was merely a response to the pandemic is now becoming a driving force in the retail sector. Brands (large are small) are tapping into health and wellness, an accelerating industry segment, and putting e-Commerce at the center. Even tech giants such as Amazon, Apple, and Google are capitalizing on its growth. As consumers prioritize health, …

Startup Mic-Drop: Hybrid Tools: Engaging Your Customers

In response to the disruption of 2020, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow is launching the Startup Mic-Drop series, a 2021 program that will allow our members and industry participants to easily discover the most innovative startups.  As retailers and brands work to create an “Omni-Choice” offering for their customers, new technologies and solutions are emerging to help them meet the moment. In episode four …

RETURN TO BRICK-AND-MORTAR

None would argue that brick-and-mortar retail was heavily impacted by the pandemic, but its struggles have been compounded by a familiar foe: the competition against e-commerce sales. Recent data show, however, that brick-and-mortar retail is demonstrating a surprising degree of resilience. Assuming the recovery plays out as expected and we see a return to a level of normalcy in the …