GPD was founded in 2012, and today represents national and local organized food retailers and food service chains providing the consumer with high quality and reliable services through approximately 29,000 sales points and over 270,000 employees in almost every city in Turkey. Simultaneously, in line with the key issues involving the organized food retail sector, the GPD monitors laws and regulations affecting the sector and gets involved in and assesses developments that come within its scope. It submits opinions and solutions to the relevant ministries and commissions, shares these opinions with social stakeholders, experts, research bodies and international authorities and works in cooperation with all of these bodies in order to devise solutions.
Since 2015, CHEP has been cooperating with the GPD to raise the retail sector and its service quality to international standards and to construct the future of the supply chain on the shared values of all its stakeholders. CHEP participates in the seminars held during the year by the association, and is the conference bag sponsor at Joint Development Congress each year.