IGDS connects, informs and supports leading department stores worldwide. We are the world's largest department store association.

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Celebrating Retail Employee’s Day on 12.12.

IGDS is supporting the launch of the Retail Employee’s Day (RED) worldwide, scheduled for 12th December 2022.
The Retail Employee’s Day is about bringing joy to sales associates and frontliners and recognizing them for their efforts and contributions.

RED campaigns organised at IGDS department stores will be shared on our website very soon.

GDSS 2022 in Seattle 'Retailing from the Outside-In'

The 7th Global Department Store Summit (GDSS) was held on 9-10 June 2022 in Seattle, organised by Nordstrom and IGDS. More than 250 top executives from 28 countries gathered in the Emerald city to discuss the important transformation retailing is going through and share experiences with companies from various industries and business models.
More pictures of GDSS 2022

Paris Department Stores in Chile wins the GDSS Award for its Toys for Toys campaign

The award celebrates department stores’ engagement and dedication towards social and environmental sustainability.
More about the Award

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