SAN DIEGO -- The annual General Merchandise Marketing Conference of the General Merchandise Distributors Council, Colorado Springs, Colo., held here this month, saw record attendance numbers, with a particularly strong increase among supplier executives, reported Bill Mansfield, vice president, general merchandise, Marsh Supermarkets, Indianapolis, and chairman of GMDC's board. The number of retailer and wholesaler personnel at the meeting was up 4% from 219 last year to 227, while the ...

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