GMDC provides a great return on our investment of both time and money. These marketing conferences truly do give us the best ROI of any other conference that we attend. At GMDC we have the ability to meet with executives from many manufacturers, as well as other wholesalers and retailers, to exchange ideas and to build business plans.
Senior Vice President Non-Perishable Procurement HBC/GM
C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.
I found the GMDC mobile app to be beneficial in many ways. The app keeps track of the times and locations of conference events, houses the contact information for each participant, and provides alerts if something changes.
Group Vice President Drugstore, Beauty, GM, Floral and Services
The key to our distribution success has been in building long lasting, top-to-top relationships, within both large and small supermarket retailers. This was only achieved by attending the HBW conference year, after year, after year . . . Some 10 years later, L&R is proud to say we have gained over 10 new customers exclusively because of our attendance at the GMDC HBW conference.
Senior Vice President Sales
L&R Distributors Inc.
Our designation as an MWBE company has helped us with marketing our company but nowhere does it have more impact than with GMDC and their conferences. GMDC and their retailer/wholesaler member make a special effort to select us for appointment and are genuinely interested in supporting our business. GMDC really delivers on their commitment to make our time at the conferences highly productive.
TWT Distributing Inc.
The Showcase is traditionally one of our best-selling tools at a GMDC Marketing Conference. Our customers can easily visualize how our products will look merchandised in their stores. Our closing rate for new and seasonal items has risen several fold through the use of the Showcase.
Executive Vice President Sales & Customer Development
Lornamead Brands Inc.
The format, programs, spouse and social events and staff support set GMDC apart from all other industry events. We get more done in less time than anywhere else.
Director of Field Sales
We had excellent success, much better than we ever anticipated. In addition, this is one of the finest, best run conventions I have ever attended! Everything worked and you were great hosts. I know it may be part of your everyday routine, however nothing was a problem with any of our many requests. Thank you again for making this show a success for Koss Corporation!
Jonathan J. Thomas
Director of North American Sales
We’ve placed several items in the Preview Box program and it allowed us to get products in front of our customers before meeting them at the conference. This opened doors of advanced opportunity for us with our retail trading partners, as well as maximized our time at the conference there isn’t a better way of selling than to talk to a customer about a product they are familiar with – this is a great selling tool that Big Time Products will take advantage of in the future.
Richard F. Chambers
Big Time Products LLC
It’s all about the attitude of the people I get to know and do business with. We’re all in this to build and grow GM & HBW categories together.
Senior V.P. Sales, Bradshaw International, Inc.
The benchmarks and sales information I’m supplied with are fresh, trusted, and give my group incredible value in mining insights and understanding shopper behavior.
Director of Retail Merchandising, Kinney Drugs, Inc.
I’m able to meet with hundreds of suppliers at events and connect with them all year round; I can’t get that opportunity anywhere else.
GVP Center Store, Southeastern Grocers
GM & HBW are so diverse, but GMDC helps me see the trends with a new lens and exposes me to new products, technology and ways to reach consumers.
Business Grp. Manager HBC/Cosmetics, Wegmans Food Markets Inc.
GMDC is our most trusted business partner. That’s what’s kept us coming back for more than 20 years now.
Sr. V.P. North American Sales Officer, American Greetings Corporation
GMDC gives you access to exclusive data, insights and leading industry experts.
V.P. Industry Services, Nielsen
There’s an ongoing commitment to education and productivity. When we attend a GMDC marketing conference, we know that the amount of growth and discovery we achieve will be more than we can do anywhere else in that amount of time.
V.P. Consumer Products, AmerisourceBergen
The association provides us with industry awareness and best practices to keep us ahead of the curve and able to give our customers what they need, before they know they need it!
V.P. Non Foods, Wakefern Food Corporation