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GMDC Launches Solution Innovation CART Portal

CART portal provides connection and collaboration with solution providers

/EIN News/ -- COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., April 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has launched a technology-focused resource portal in partnership with the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART). The platform allows GMDC members to find, learn about service, solution and innovations in retail and connect with providers in its ecosystem.

“GMDC is always looking to provide members with innovative and leading-edge solutions,” said Patrick Spear, president and CEO, GMDC. “With a surge in new technology in recent years the CART platform gives our members the ability to quickly find and understand the latest tools that can support their business strategies and goals.”

In addition to new technologies that connect GMDC members, the CART portal features an evolving number of resources, including case studies, papers and publications that can be searched and downloaded.

“Technology-fueled innovation is transforming and disrupting the retail industry, challenging industry participants to keep pace,” said Gary Hawkins, CEO and founder, CART. “CART is helping the retail industry connect with innovation.”

Partnering with CART and drawing upon their experience working with retailers and solutions providers, GMDC has created a platform that brings the latest service, solution and innovation providers to its retail and supplier members.

“GMDC realizes the importance of technology to retail today and is helping its members identify and deploy the best solutions for their business,” said Hawkins. “Today’s fast-paced innovation rewards those who are nimble and the GMDC team is taking advantage of that to bring leading-edge capabilities to their members.”

To learn more about the GMDC CART portal, please contact

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. To learn more, visit

About CART
The Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) powers an exclusive platform connecting retailers, brand manufacturers, and solution providers. The platform represents the largest curated collection of solutions for the fast moving consumer goods industry. Users can search for, discover and learn about new innovation for their businesses with an ever-growing repository of solutions and related research materials to help industry executives keep pace in a world of daily innovation. To learn more about CART, visit

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