SmartBrief and the Global Market Development Center Launch Daily Publication to Inform Retailers about Insights and Innovations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – SmartBrief and Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced today a partnership to launch a daily news service to keep industry professionals informed about developments within the general merchandise (GM) and health beauty wellness (HBW) categories across all channels of retail.

GMDC SmartBrief will provide daily breaking news on retail updates, consumer and shopper trends, as well as innovative and emerging technologies.

GMDC is comprised of visionary industry leaders who advance the association’s mission to inspire trading partners to connect, collaborate and create growth. The association represents more than 600 retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution companies reaching more than 15,000 professionals.

“In today’s rapidly evolving retail marketplace, it’s more important than ever for businesses to target and connect with consumers in ways that make a difference in their lives. We have the same perspective in serving our ecosystem,” said Patrick Spear, president and CEO of GMDC. "We are excited to partner with SmartBrief, the go-to business news source that reaches millions of executives and thought leaders. Our daily SmartBrief will leverage retail, wholesale, supplier and service/solution insights to create a robust tool for breaking news and the innovation that is driving the general merchandise and health beauty wellness industry."
 
“Global Market Development Center is unique in their expertise and thought leadership in the marketplace, making them a great partner for SmartBrief,” said Rick Stamberger, CEO of SmartBrief. “Together we will keep business leaders informed and on top of important industry developments.”

To join the GMDC SmartBrief community and begin receiving these free updates, visit www.smartbrief.com/gmdc.

About SmartBrief
Serving nearly 6 million senior executives, thought leaders and industry professionals, SmartBrief is the leading digital media publisher of targeted business news and information by industry. By combining technology and editorial expertise, SmartBrief filters thousands of sources daily to deliver the most relevant industry news in partnership with leading trade associations, professional societies, nonprofits and corporate entities.

About GMDC
Global Market Development Center (GMDC) energizes members and the marketplace by advancing a culture of Connect-Collaborate-Create-Commerce. As the leading GM and HBW trade association, GMDC is dedicated to serving its ecosystem of more than 600 General Merchandise and Health Beauty Wellness retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution member companies by enabling consumer-facing innovation and retail reimagined. GMDC's combined member volume represents more than 125,000 retail outlets and more than $500 billion in sales.

CONTACTS:

Carly Chomer, SmartBrief, 202-407-7864

cchomer@smartbrief.com

Todd Smith, GMDC, 615-202-7944

todd@deanesmithpartners.com