Bakewell named to GMDC board of directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. The Global Market Development Center on Wednesday named Karen Bakewell, director of GM/HBC merchandising with Spartan Stores to its board of directors.

“Karen brings an impressive general merchandise and health beauty wellness level of experience at not only the wholesale level but the retail level as well,” stated David McConnell, GMDC president. “She will provide GMDC with additional thought leadership in both areas.”

Bakewell came up through the retail ranks of Kroger, from meat clerk at the store level to seasonal coordinator in headquarters. She joined Spartan in 2004.

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