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Lifetime Achievement Award

2018 Award Recipient Bob Richardson, with wife Leigh

GMDC's Lifetime Achievement Award was created in 1994 to acknowledge the achievements of individuals who have made major contributions to mass-market retailing with a focus on the General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness categories. 

Who receives this award:

Award recipients represent a cross-section of industry leaders including wholesalers and retailers, suppliers, trade press representatives, and association executives.

Common traits of these individuals include:

  • A long and distinguished tenure in the retail industry.
  • A commitment to facilitating innovative industry change.
  • A leadership role in GMDC.

Nominees are not limited to retired or active GMDC members and can come from any facet of the industry as long as s/he fulfills the criteria established by past chairpersons of the GMDC Board of Directors.

GMDC's Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients: