GMDC News

May 20, 2015

Industry visionary Dave McConnell hands GMDC leadership to Patrick Spear effective June 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2015 – Global Market Development Center, a premiere global trade association, today announced the completion of its management transition...

May 14, 2015

Merchandise marketing conference features corporate “speed dates,” new product showcase and latest research on why pet products matter to retailers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 14, 2015 - The 2015 GMDC General Merchandise Marketing Conference (GM15) takes place...

May 11, 2015

“Online shopping has become a multibillion-dollar revenue stream – not to mention it has completely turned the path to purchase on its head.” – CMO.com

As the marketplace changes to adapt to technology enhancements, so does the shopper; as the shopper adapts to...

May 4, 2015

There's a growing opportunity for retailers to continue to sustain and grow their pet aisles. Have you walked into your local grocery store lately and watched how the number of pet products for sale is increasing? 

There's a strong reason for that. Pets matter to people. More and...

April 27, 2015

How does an article titled “Tips for Speed Dating” on askmen.com relate to an entrepreneur’s pitch to a buyer?

Here’s how – it’s all about the connection felt from across the table.

Whether you’re sitting across the table from the potential date of your dreams or...

April 10, 2015

In today's ever-increasing pace of business, priorities and time spent to grow your company are being narrowed down. Quite often, we get caught up in the day-to-day minutia and forget to look back on a short-list of the key factors that will have the most impact on making that "big sale". And it...

March 30, 2015

Americans either love it or hate it. And I’m not talking about soccer or country music; I’m actually talking about spring cleaning.

If reading those two words just made you cringe, I can assure you, you’re not the only one. Molly Maid got the “dirty details” in 2014 and...

March 12, 2015

ORANGEBURG, N.Y., March 12, 2015 – The gap between New York and Texas just got smaller with the announcement of a prominent New York plastic liner manufacturer's expansion into the heart of Texas. 

Aluf Plastics, an industry leader in the manufacturing of custom, retail...

March 10, 2015

Our nation is aging, and fast. For every one shopper that ages out of peak consumption years, only 0.8 ages back in, meaning the US is not replacing shoppers on an age-weighted basis. So while this isn’t big news for many, it’s a persistent fact that sits heavy on the future of US retail,...

February 27, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 27, 2015  Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has released the names of the companies with the top 10 scanned items of the GMDC Showcase hosted at the 2015 National Grocers Association’s (NGA) Show.

The 2015 NGA Show...

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