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GMDC Retail Tomorrow Reschedules General Merchandise Conference

The Global Market Development Center Retail Tomorrow announced it will reschedule its annual General Merchandise Conference to coincide with the 2020 Selfcare Summit in Atlanta, September 30-October 4.


What to Do When Market Fluctuations Affect Prices

The coronavirus pandemic created a sudden spike in demand on certain products, and retailers are cautioned to hold prices steady.

The association’s 66th annual show, scheduled for June 28-30 in New York, has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

The Produce Marketing Association said its members can use the newly created iTradeMarketplace virtual trading platform free for six months.

The trade magazine veteran has been covering the food industry since 2002.

The campaign is an effort to thank grocery workers and a way for the association to provide valuable resources to the industry.

Through partnership with, the association looks to rapidly match demand and supply of front-line workers in local areas.

The fresh produce trade association moves to a virtual show that will feature live keynote presentations, roundtable discussion groups, community networking and a robust expo floor.

A month into the concerns over coronavirus, consumers' “new normal” includes online ordering and pantry stocking.

With restaurants shut down, the two associations are working to redirect the foodservice produce supply chain to individual retailers.

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