GMDC Perspective

GMDC Perspective

August 3, 2016

Are you retail bound? If yes, then let me start with this: It’s not enough to have an amazing product. Buyers have seen amazing products, and although they’re always looking for the next big discovery, they’re also looking for a solid pitch to back it up when you score a meeting with them....

February 17, 2016

From the desk of Patrick Spear, GMDC President/CEO:

For those of you who’ve engaged with GMDC recently, you’ve likely heard me issue the challenge, “Make my day, or change my life.”
Essentially, how can you offer an experience that your shoppers can’t find...

January 8, 2016

It's all about two "t's". Trust and technology.

The sharing economy, also known as collaborative consumption or peer economy, is changing the way retailers do business. And if retailers haven't introduced new services and products to reflect this new economy, they should...

January 1, 2016

What does retail and commerce look like in 2016? Check out GMDC’s predictions on how industry trends will affect your shoppers and stores. Our insights present product and partnership opportunities for retailers and suppliers to stay ahead of the evolving market trends and keep customers happy...

December 7, 2015

As we come closer to the end of another year, there are a few important things you need to think about.

Yes, you. Reading this now.

We all know that most new year resolutions don't last long. But when was the last time you used your time to not only plan your...

November 23, 2015

Consumers today are smarter than ever. Is your business keeping up?

Before the mid-90’s, when the general public had less access to product attributes, other than TV commercials and magazines, there's no doubt that the title of this LinkedIn post was 100% true.

And to much degree...

November 16, 2015

Consolidation has become the new norm in the retail industry, and it's easy to see why in the latest pair up. 

The more than $17 billion deal for Walgreens Boots Alliance to acquire Rite Aid gives the new retail team the power to take on rival CVS – which recently...

November 9, 2015

Consumer decisions are impacted not only when a company creates a solution, but more importantly, when they successfully identify a problem and let their consumers know about it.

Gone are the days of carpet-bombing the benefits of a product to the masses....

November 5, 2015

GMDC Perspective, by Mark Mechelse, Director of Research, Industry Insights & Communications

Consumers today are crunched for time. They shop less in stores and are less loyal to brands and retailers due to an ever-increasing disruption in the marketplace – for both...

June 19, 2015

A lot of recent buzz in the beauty products industry and marketplace this week! Particularly where shoppers are and aren't going to fulfill their beauty needs, now and in the future, and who the players are with influence.

If you're paying close attention, this should spark important and...