Tag Archives: GMDC

Banking on Beantown

NACDS takes a broader approach to its 2014 Total Store Expo by moving it back to Boston. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

GMDC Introduces Its New Website

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has completely revamped its public facing website www.gmdc.org, to add more responsive features, modern designs and user-friendly aspects … Continue reading

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Face-to-face with HBW

The game changers and decision makers of the health, beauty and wellness categories will gather in Orlando this month for the 2014 GMDC Health Beauty … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Facing a dilemma

The growing popularity of facial hair has trimmed sales in the profitable shaving/razor category.  Damn those Boston Red Sox. Not only have they been … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

NGA and GMDC to Feature GM/HBW Product Showcase at the 2014 NGA Show

The Global Market Development Center, (GMDC, www.gmdc.org) and The National Grocers Association (NGA, www.nationalgrocers.org) are introducing the GMDC Showcase at the 2014 NGA Show, to … Continue reading

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NGA to Expand Show Floor and Pavilions

The National Grocers Association (NGA) is pleased to announce the expansion of the EXPO floor at the 2014 NGA Show, to be held February … Continue reading

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Meeting of the minds

Industry officials call GMDC’s spring conference a must-attend event for anyone in the supermarket HBC business. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Talking Shop with… Dave McConnell & Mark Deuschle, GMDC

Dave McConnell, president and CEO, and Mark Deuschle, vice president business development and chief marketing officer, for the Global Market Development Center (GMDC) talk … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Columns, Talking Shop

Thanks for stopping by

The Global Market Development Center launches the GMDC365 web portal to help buyers and suppliers connect.   Retail buyers will soon sit through fewer PowerPoint … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Association Perspective: Mark Deuschle, GMDC

GMDC’s vice president and chief marketing officer discusses taking the “general” out of general merchandise. Grocery Headquarters: How important is general merchandise in terms … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 11 Article Archives, Columns

GMDC Thanks Members for All the Generous Donations for the Waldo Canyon Fire Victims

GMDC and its Board of Directors would like to say thank you to all its Members and friends who donated to ‘Care and Share’ … Continue reading

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GMDC Awards 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry Brown

During the “Dinner with the Chairman” at the 42nd Annual 2012 General Merchandise Conference in Orlando, FL, GMDC awarded its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award … Continue reading

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GMDC Introduces the GM12 Mobile App

The GMDC 2012 General Merchandise Conference (GM12) mobile app is now available for any Web-enabled phone. With the GM12 Conference approximately one week away, … Continue reading

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GMDC to Debut First-to-Market Research

The 2012 GMDC General Merchandise Conference in Orlando, FL at the Orlando World Center Marriott will be held June 1st through June 5th. GMDC, … Continue reading

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Reclaiming general merchandise

With dedicated focus, supermarkets can regain lost market share from the profitable general merchandise category. Evolve or perish. It is a basic business tenet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

GMDC makes the connection

With a focus on the future, the organization is set to unveil a video conferencing platform. The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) built its … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Nonfoods for Profit

Nonfoods Talk: Playing catch-up

Wellness has been on consumers’ minds for nearly a generation. A new conference next year is geared to helping retailers gain more insight into … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Columns, Nonfoods for Profit

FMI and GMDC Partnering on Health and Wellness Conference

Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced plans for the two associations to partner in offering a comprehensive conference in … Continue reading

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Inside information

Entering the New Year, supermarkets face a myriad of challenges, from pricing pressure to increased channel competition to constantly changing technologies—just to name a few. Remaining successful has never been more difficult. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Cover Stories

GMDC Presents Results From Multi-Year Study On Health And Wellness

The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) released primary research from their multi-year study, Consumer Shopping Habits for Wellness and Environmentally Conscious Lifestyles. The three-year … Continue reading

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Reshaping the GM category

Some grocers are ready to overhaul their general merchandise programs. By Carol Radice Blame it on the economy, fierce competition, an out­dated business mod­el, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh