GMDC News

February 20, 2015

Total chain sales will jump to $280 billion, driven by same store, digital growth

 

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 19, 2015 – Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has released a new whitepaper based on a GMDC*Connect...

February 10, 2015

Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced the promotion of Ann McConnell to the position of VP finance and administration, reporting to Patrick Spear, president. 

In this role McConnell will continue managing all aspects of finance for the association to include annual...

February 9, 2015

E-commerce is the fastest growing channel within the consumer product space. From 2010 to 2015, US online Consumer Packaged Goods sales will see a Compounded Annual Growth Rate of 25%; increasing from $12 billion to a predicted $32 billion. To keep up with this growth, marketers are searching...

January 30, 2015

Canada is often seen as a strong candidate for retail expansion by US retailers. Target was no exception to this notion as the stylish value retailer decided that in 2013 it would open 124 new stores in Canada; however, it soon became overburdened by inventory and saturation issues.

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January 23, 2015

Watch the new GMDC Testimonial Video from board members: Play Video

 

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced changes made to its Board of Directors, to include the appointment of Dewayne...

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 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...

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