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COVID-19 Resources

Businesses and consumers are looking for critical information and advice to help them function during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The impact on the retail industry is particularly significant, and we are here to support your business continuity during this time. GMDC | Retail Tomorrow is following the latest developments surrounding the outbreak and its impact on travel, business, and conferences.

As the outbreak continues to profoundly disrupt many industries, including retail, protecting the health, safety, and well-being of our members and employees is our top priority. Considering the recommendations and guidelines from local and national health agencies, we’re continuing to assess the status of our events while ensuring business development operations go uninterrupted. 

We are committed to being available to address your needs – anytime, anywhere. Please use this page and our united effort to support retail in the U.S., Retail: Stronger Together, as resources to help you stay connected with GMDC | Retail Tomorrow members and updates on our 2020 events.

Our Official Statement on COVID-19

Joining more than 100 other associations, GMDC | Retail Tomorrow has signed a letter to the White House and leaders of Congress demonstrating our support of retailers and suppliers during this time. Read Full Letter >>

Member Resources Supporting Business Continuity

During this time, GMDC | Retail Tomorrow is especially proud to connect members to our year-round benefits and tools that help keep people and companies connected and support your business continuity. Now is the time to utilize your member benefits to keep partnerships growing while navigating through this fast-evolving situation.

Network from Home & Work Digitally
Use the Member Directory to reach out to new partners you need to connect with, to help solve today’s complex industry challenges, further your business or review products. Stay in touch with your most vital relationships while working remotely via our GMDC*Connect year-round video conferencing service. Uncommon partnerships are needed now more than ever, to help propel the industry forward.
Access Member Directory >>
Access GMDC*Connect >>

During COVID-19, we want to ensure business development operations go uninterrupted. Available to all at no cost, these informative sessions range from category insights, retail trends, and the impacts of COVID-19 on the industry. View Infocast Schedule >>

Real-Time Category Data
Members can tap into data on what is selling in GM and Selfcare right now, and how to prepare for the evolving needs of the shopper during COVID-19. Our Hierarchy tools and Category Sales data are updated every 30 days to help members access shopping trends and compare category performance to others in the marketplace. Access Hierarchies and Category Sales in myGMDC Service Center >>


Insights on the COVID-19 Economy

Latest Updates and Resources Regarding COVID-19
This is a rapidly evolving situation and the CDC will provide updated information and guidance as it becomes available. The federal government is working closely with state, local, tribal, and territorial partners as well as public health partners to respond to this situation.
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