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"The International Association of Department Stores, founded in 1928 and the first such Association in the world, was established to help each of the members to defend itself against its competition and perhaps more importantly against itself”.
Adapted from H. Pasdermadjian, Management Research in Retailing, 1950
The IADS and the IADS MERCHANDISE GROUP (IMG) provide a quality, trusted and private environment for department stores to be inspired, to share experience and to be exposed to applicable ideas and practices. Members are confronted early on to challenges and are thus in a better position to construct their future.
What does membership offer?
- they allow me to create a true and intimate international network of friends in the same line of business
- they broaden my business vision, my business opportunities and potential, and ultimately improve my business performance".
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