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GMDC’s 2015 Top 10 Showcase Products Revealed

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The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has released the names of the companies with the top 10 scanned items of the GMDC Showcase, hosted last month at the National Grocers Association’s (NGA) Show in Las Vegas.

GMDC members exhibited their newest product lines in both the general merchandise and health-beauty-wellness categories in the showcase’s 3,000-s.f. pavilion. NGA retailers and wholesalers were invited to browse through the showcase to review products in various merchandising vehicles and scan the ones of most interest. Products ranged in variety from floor and countertop displays to pallet programs, clip strips and single retail items.

GMDC showcae productsFollowing the show, GMDC tallied the scanned showcase items, which consisted of 106 entries from 69 companies.

The top 10 showcase products include:

• Hottips Mobile Device Accessories Power Wing, Navajo Inc.

Hottips Mobile Device Accessories Power Wing features new box packaging and higher powered chargers. The line of connected equipment is guaranteed and it is speed and safety certified.

• L&R Product Line, L&R Distributors

The L&R Product Line includes products ranging from general merchandise to health-beauty-wellness and specialty grocery.   

• 2015 Best of the Best HBW Power Wing, Navajo Inc.

Drive more sales with 14 of the company’s best-selling trial and travel gravity-fed dispensits.

• Energetic Lighting Product Line, Energetic Lighting

Energetic Lighting is a leading manufacturer and developer of energy efficient lighting products with more than 30 years of experience manufacturing compact fluorescent lamps and is one of the largest manufacturers of CFLs and T5 lamps in China.

Lifestyle Wine & Bar Tool Line, True Fabrications

True Fabrications is the leading wine lifestyle brand for thousands of wine retailers around the world.

• Lovehandle, DMD Products

The LoveHandle Phone/Tablet Grip is a universal grip attachment that adheres to any mobile device or tablet using a strong but removable no-residue 3M peel-and-stick adhesive.

• Aladdin Mason Collection, Aladdin-Stanley

There’s a Mason for every occasion, from smoothies to backyard parties to barbecues. The insulated Mason tumblers are ideal for everyday drinking use—water, juice, iced tea and more.

Enoz Fruit Fly Trap Display, Willert Home Products

Enoz Fruit Fly Trap is easy to use, non-toxic, safe for kids and pets, and lasts up to 30 days. The food-grade lure results in 2-to-1 more attractions and kills than the leading competitor.

Salute! Barware Power Wing, Navajo Inc.

The Salute! Barware Power Wing is a line of barware ranging in variety from openers to flasks to gift bags.

• Powerpack Back-up Battery, Powermax USA

Driving value through low-cost, high-quality, branded products, Powermax is a prime manufacturer of chargers and PowerPacks for mobile devices.

GMDC has donated the majority of the showcase products to The Shade Tree, a Las Vegas located charity dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and their pets affected by domestic violence and crisis situations.

GMDC promotes McConnell

In other GMDC news, Ann McConnell has been promoted to VP of finance and administration, reporting to GMDC President Patrick Spear. In this role McConnell will continue managing all aspects of finance for the association, including annual budgeting, investments, employee benefit programs as well as overseeing the expansive meetings department.

McConnell joined GMDC in 1988 as an administrative assistant and has progressed through the leadership ranks as a

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Ann McConnell

result of her hard work and dedication to GMDC and its member community, the Colorado-based organization says. In 1991 she was promoted to business manager followed by a promotion to business manager/meeting planner in 1994. As her career continued, she was promoted to manager of finance and administration in 1998, then to director of finance and administration in 2000. In 2006 she was promoted to her most recent position, senior director of finance and administration.

“Since her arrival at GMDC, Ann has served our team in a variety of capacities, while assuming greater levels of responsibility to lead and fulfill the needs of our staff, the association and its members,” said Spear. “She has proven her expertise in handling a wide range of assignments related to improving the financial health of the business across all levels. Ann is a valued team leader and truly an accomplished role model for women in our industry.”

McConnell graduated from Moorhead State University in Minnesota with a degree in business administration and a minor in business education. After graduation, she worked in accounting while simultaneously teaching at a local business college. She moved to Colorado Springs in 1988 to launch her career with GMDC.

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Kristen Cloud

A former newspaper editor and publisher, she once enjoyed leisurely perusing the grocery store aisles but, since having a baby in 2016, she is now an enthusiastic click-and-collect shopper.

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