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

Key Facts about the Industry

# of visitors per year:

> 1bn

Estimated global sales:

€350bn p.a.

# of employees worldwide:


Passing of Ambassador Tantoco

It is with deep sorrow to share the news that Ambassador Bienvenido Tantoco -- Founder and former President of our long-time member Rustan's -- passed away on the 6th of July 2020. 

Read more about our dearest friend

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

We are delighted to announce that the 7th Global Department Store Summit (GDSS) is scheduled for 9-10 June 2022 in Seattle, USA

The in-person Summit, organised by IGDS and Nordstrom, will bring together CEOs and senior executives of department stores, brands, suppliers, service companies and business partners from all continents.

Learn More about GDSS 2022 in Seattle


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