What We Do

Retail Tomorrow was created by GMDC to foster innovation within the retail industry. As today’s evolving shopper drives change at a faster pace than ever before, retailers and their trading partners need to find ways to stay competitive in a highly disruptive marketplace.

We help companies understand the future and activate against relevant trends by hosting City Immersions and Innovation Program events to expose executives to emerging technologies, products, and new business models that will drive tomorrow’s revenue.

City Immersions

We run several City Immersions per year in locations like San Francisco, New York, Seattle, Toronto, Los Angeles, and other cities that are developing a robust innovation community. These Immersions typically last two full days and include store tours, listening to pitches from entrepreneurs, and visits to inventive companies to learn what is behind their success.


Upcoming Events

CART Innovation Program

GMDC has partnered with the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART) to bring curated innovation in an on-site or virtual event to executive teams at retailer and supplier headquarters. 

The program is designed to unite and engage executive teams to build awareness, facilitate adoption, and stimulate growth to compete and stay relevant in today’s dynamic marketplace.


EXPLORE the Latest Innovation

The latest innovation is sourced from CART’s platform and a widespread application process for cutting edge technology. Together, we look at 1,000+ new cutting-edge solutions every year.

EXAMINE the Right Solutions

As innovation realization specialists, we work with you to curate solutions from our network, specifically around your needs, interests, and our recommendations. After solutions apply, we filter out the best of the best to work with your leadership team to determine the best fit.

ENGAGE the Innovation Programs Event

The program brings together all of your leadership team in the same room at the same time breaking down the silos of conversation. Every solution is coached to provide an engaging presentation with the relevant information your team needs.

EVALUATE to Grow a Culture of Innovation

Potential alone isn’t enough. It must be realized. And then the whole process must be repeated. We develop an innovation cadence with you to continually measure and grow to reach for what’s possible.


Watch the program in action below and visit the CART website to learn more about hosting an Innovation Program at your headquarters!

Benefits of Retail Tomorrow Programs

  • Streamline all retail innovation technologies into a manageable process

  • Engage top solutions for the enterprise to always be working with best-in-class tools

  • Grow your team to be engaged in innovation with the right tech to be more effective and efficient

  • Pre-meeting survey of your operating teams to understand what problems they’re facing and what tech they’re interested in

  • Global solution sourcing effort to find the right solutions to fit designated criteria vetting process to select leaders in the space to present

  • Pre, during and post on-site logistics and planning

  • Development of marketing material to share internally

  • Reception for the retail teams and presenting companies

  • Full attendee list and contact information

  • Follow-up survey to solidify connections and relationships as well as refine processes for future events 

  • Support in the renewal cycle to manage the program over time (process runs every ~6 months)

  • Short, mid, and long-term roadmapping of technologies, services, and tools


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