COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center on Tuesday announced that it is expanding its “365 Days of Value” program through its advisory boards to support members throughout the year.
This program is an assembly of strategic partners who provide business services to both retailer/wholesaler and supplier members of GMDC. The portfolio of services includes product category and sales recap reports; an online membership directory; natural and specialty product sales data; product recall processing; logistics and sourcing solutions; online training; and a variety of other solutions that serve the needs of GMDC members.
This program is set to expand in a dramatic way in 2012, GMDC stated, noting the association has formed a separate committee to solicit and evaluate new solutions partners. This committee is made up of retailer, wholesaler and supplier members who have established protocols for identifying and appraising service and solution providers that best fit GMDC and its membership. A number of new partners have been identified and are scheduled to attend the June 1 to 5, 2012, General Merchandise conference being held in Orlando, Fla. as well as the Sept. 21 to 24, 2012, Health Beauty Wellness conference in San Antonio.
“The value of being a member of GMDC has always extended far beyond the conferences,” stated Bill Anderson, group VP drug store, beauty, GM, floral and services. “The ‘365 Days of Value’ initiative is a great example of how GMDC demonstrates its worth throughout the year. We’ve tasked the staff and advisory boards to continue to look for additional service and solution providers who can bring incremental value to both sides of our membership.”