Archived Infocasts

HBW18 Retail Tomorrow: Wake-Up Call

September 18, 2018

A live presentation on the Future of Retail with up-and-coming companies, Sampler and Caper Labs, who are changing the retail landscape one innovation at a time. Retail Tomorrow is a GMDC industry initiative that organizes a community of innovators to promote uncommon collaboration between retailers, brands, technology leaders, and universities. 

Caper Presentation | View Here

Sampler Presentation | View Here

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

September 18, 2018

GMDC presented its annual Lifetime Achievement Award to Bob Richardson, director of sales and customer and industry development at The Clorox Company, at the association’s annual Health Beauty Wellness Conference (HBW18) which took place September 13-17, 2018 in Orlando, Fla. The GMDC Lifetime Achievement Award honors visionary leaders who have made significant contributions to the industry’s general merchandise or health beauty wellness categories, to his or her company, and to GMDC. Richardson is a long-standing member of GMDC and has served in an advisory and leadership role since 2012. He has served as co-char of the Education Leadership Council since 2012, as a board member since 2013, and also previously sat on the HBW Advisory Council.

Read the full press release here.

Michael Rogosa, Director, Planet Retail RNG

Auto-Replenishment & Subscriptions: The Future of Retail Technology

September 6, 2018

Will this model be the center-store of the future? How long until we reach widescale adoption? What role will voice technology play in speeding up this transformation? We will look at best in class subscription models to identify attributes for winning in this space and relevance by category.

Mark Ravi, Research Analyst, Planet Retail RNG

Online Grocery and the Impact on the Physical Store

August 9, 2018

Shopper adoption of online grocery is in the midst of an exponential rise as the millennial generation has started shopping en mass for newly formed families and retailers rush to roll out ecommerce capabilities. We will forecast the dollar growth expected over the next five years and outline which retailers are set up to capture the majority of the growth. We will also examine the impact to the physical store as fulfillment capabilities take a greater role in store level operations.

Doug Koontz, Research Director, Planet Retail RNG

Merchandise Fundamentals and Life Cycles: The Transformation of the Physical Store

July 26, 2018

While the role of the store changes and departments undergo dramatic transformations, the importance of executional excellence remains paramount. Having the right assortment, shelving, packaging, display, and pricing strategies will carry even more weight moving forward as stores curate more of their merchandise and shift space towards experiences. During this session we will examine best in class strategies in merchandise execution in-store.