GMDC News

May 20, 2015

Industry visionary Dave McConnell hands GMDC leadership to Patrick Spear effective June 1

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., May 18, 2015 – Global Market Development Center, a premiere global trade association, today announced the completion of its management transition...

February 27, 2015

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 27, 2015  Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has released the names of the companies with the top 10 scanned items of the GMDC Showcase hosted at the 2015 National Grocers Association’s (NGA) Show.

The 2015 NGA Show...

February 24, 2015

Dear Members and Colleagues:

Global Market Development Center (GMDC) is pleased to announce that we have chosen to work with Strategic Value Media (SVM) as the official conference guide publisher and marketer for our organization in 2015. We are confident that working with SVM will...

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...

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