GMDC News

November 12, 2014

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has released a new whitepaper based on a GMDC*Connect Videocast, “North America Retail 2020,” presented by Hannah Donoghue, Senior Analyst at RetailNet Group, that explores external drivers of change that will significantly impact the North America...

November 4, 2014

GMDC announces that CPG executive Patrick Spear has been named President of the 44 year-old trade association effective November 1, 2014.

Commenting on the addition of Spear to the GMDC senior management team, Chairman of the Board Bill Anderson of H-E-B noted, “Patrick’s extensive...

October 24, 2014

Steve Ross, Senior VP of Sales at Bradshaw International until his retirement one year ago, passed away on October 18th after a two month battle with rapidly deteriorating health.

Mr. Ross, a graduate of Northern Illinois University, joined the Bradshaw Companies forty years ago after a...

October 3, 2014

A letter from the desk of Dave McConnell, President & CEO of GMDC:

 

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, Richard (Rick) Tilton GMDC’s beloved past President/CEO (1974 – 2000) passed away at his home in Tubac, Arizona with his wife Gail at his side.  Rick left...

September 25, 2014

Members of the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) attended over 8,000 scheduled meetings in the span of just five days at the 2014 General Merchandise (GM) Marketing Conference held in San Antonio from September 5-9. With more educational resources than ever, and a refreshed data set of the...

September 19, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has announced the Top 10 Scanned Showcase Products of the 2014 General Merchandise (GM) Marketing Conference, capturing the increasing product variety seen within its supplier community as its members continue to take advantage of the program to gain retail...

September 15, 2014

At the Global Market Development Center’s (GMDC) 2014 General Merchandise (GM) Marketing Conference, Todd Hale, Retail Insights Thought Leader, presented on behalf of Nielsen “GM State of the Industry - 2014,” a business session that provided over 400 attendees with an exclusive look into the...

August 28, 2014

In order to ensure that the business cycles of its retail, wholesale, supplier and service company membership are aligned with the Association’s annual marketing conferences calendar, the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced new dates for the 2015 General Merchandise (GM) and...

August 20, 2014

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and its Educational Leadership Council have released the "Seasonal Best Practices, for the New World of Shopping: Part Two" whitepaper, a comprehensive look at total-store business-building opportunities through nonfoods during the January to September...

July 31, 2014

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has released a new whitepaper based on a GMDC*Connect Videocast, “The New Face of the Hispanic Consumer,” presented by Juan Carlos Davila, SVP, General Manager Hispanic Market at Nielsen, that explores the developing trends occurring within the U.S....

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