COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- The board of directors of the General Merchandise Distributors Council here has announced a switch in the dates of its two major conferences. Starting next year, the GMDC's General Merchandise Conference, which in the past was held each fall, will be held in May. The Health and Beauty Care Marketing Conference, in turn, will be moved from May to the fall.
ufacturers are having to schedule their time among as many as three other major shows within a 90-day period in the spring, leaving them little time for planning for any one of them. On the other hand, at the fall GM conference, general merchandise suppliers are now meeting at a period when the key back-to-school and Christmas seasons are upon them."