June 19, 2014

The Global Market Development Center has unveiled its revamped public facing website to include more responsive features, modern designs and user-friendly aspects.

June 1, 2014

Energizer Household Products’ Lou Martire, VP trade development, was honored Saturday evening with the 2014 GMDC Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his contributions to the industry. “This award was developed to really honor and acknowledge people who make a real difference in our industry,” said Bill Anderson, GMDC chairman and group VP at H-E-B. “They’re just very, very special people.”

June 1, 2014

The challenge GMDC chose to accept: How do you extend the productivity derived from GMDC meetings into a year-round, access-from-anywhere service that doesn’t require a 100-page user manual to start up? The solution: the recently reconstructed myGMDC, a members-only portal that gives access to a myriad of fresh services and education exclusive to GMDC members.

May 31, 2014

The GMDC Education Leadership Council gathered here Saturday morning at this year’s GMDC Health Beauty Wellness Marketing Conference to discuss strategies for 2014 and beyond, including additional efforts to promote its research and insights.

May 31, 2014

Following Saturday’s lunch at the 44th GMDC Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference, both Bill Anderson, 2014 GMDC chairman and group VP at H-E-B, and David McConnell, GMDC CEO and president, provided an update around the versatility offered through GMDC*Connect, GMDC’s video conferencing service.

May 28, 2014

Conference goers at this year’s 2014 Global Market Development Center Health, Beauty and Wellness Marketing Conference will see a number of new faces as executives from 7-Eleven, Carlie C’s, Certco, Coborn’s and Niemann Foods, among others, will be attending for the first time, Mark Mechelse, GMDC director research, industry insights and communications, told DSN in preparation for the big event.

May 28, 2014

Now in its third year, utilization of the Global Market Development Center’s teleconferencing solution — GMDC*Connect powered by Telepresence — continues to be on the rise, noted Mark Mechelse, GMDC director of research, industry insights and communications.

February 4, 2014

The Global Market Development Center released a new whitepaper, “Amazon in Focus: Overview,” which summarizes an analysis of Amazon’s business model, presented by Keith Anderson, VP and senior analyst at RetailNet Group, in a GMDC* Connect Videocast.

September 9, 2013

GMDC on Sunday evening honored Skip Aldridge with its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award for his service to the CPG industry and the many positions he has held in companies that have had influence with the association.

August 8, 2013

Numbers can be deceiving in the baby category. While overall category sales are down, the drug channel is seeing nice increases in specific segments within the category. The numbers suggest that drug retailers could be missing an opportunity.

July 18, 2013

GMDC added two staff members to enhance their services to its membership, the association announced.

June 1, 2013

In an effort to inform and educate GMDC members on the availability of RetailNet Group’s Global Store Tours database, the RetailNet Group will be among the presenters during Sunday’s business sessions.

May 22, 2013

The Food Marketing Institute and the Global Market Development Center have been setting the stage for their first combined conference focused on health, beauty and wellness. DSN dialed in Cathy Polley, VP health and wellness at FMI and executive director of the FMI Foundation; Dave McConnell, president and CEO of GMDC; and Bill Anderson, chairman of GMDC and group VP drug store, beauty, GM, floral and services for H-E-B for some insights around the value behind the Health & Wellness @Retail 2013 event.

March 5, 2013

The Global Market Development Center on Friday announced five new member representatives to its board for a two-year term.

January 6, 2012

The Global Market Development Center earlier this week announced the association will be "flip-flopping" its two annual marketing conferences with the Health Beauty Wellness event moving to a spring time frame and General Merchandise event moving to a fall time frame, beginning in 2013.

September 13, 2011

GMDC members elected two new board members to serve in two-year terms on their board of directors, the association announced Tuesday.

August 11, 2011

The Global Market Development Center earlier this week named Mark Mechelse to the role of director of industry insights.

September 20, 2010

The Global Market Development Center last week awarded its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry...

August 12, 2010

The Global Market Development Center on Friday partnered with Recall InfoLink to offer product recall...