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Convenience Store Display
Retail’s New Healthy Convenience Model 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Retail’s New Healthy Convenience Model

Convenience retail use to just be about quick food on the go. Consumers today are now shopping for food three to four times a week…

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Shopify Headquarters
Shopify Moves from Cloud-Based to Community Space 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Shopify Moves from Cloud-Based to Community Space

We’ve had our fair share of coverage of ecommerce brands taking to brick-and-mortar, but the most recent could be the most unexpected. Canadian based ecommerce…

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Millcraft
A Millcraft Paper Experience 1440 428 Dylan Rea

A Millcraft Paper Experience

Over the last decade, the design industry has been privy to a massive shift in the use, implementation, and overall reliance on paper. At this…

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Retail Space
Breakout Brands Pivot from Direct-to-Consumer to Brick-and-Mortar 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Breakout Brands Pivot from Direct-to-Consumer to Brick-and-Mortar

We’ve debunked the myth of this year’s retail apocalypse. The industry as a whole needed a reset, and while store closures were an inevitable result,…

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RH Chicago
RH Transcends Retail With Residential Hospitality 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

RH Transcends Retail With Residential Hospitality

When you stand back and think about shopping for furniture, it’s a lot like shopping for a car. It can be a big commitment in…

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GlobalShop: An Industry Allegiance of Inspired Retail Design 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

GlobalShop: An Industry Allegiance of Inspired Retail Design

As the industry’s largest annual retail design industry trade show, GlobalShop has combined insights and innovation in store design, visual merchandising, retail technology, and shopper…

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Kids dressed up in costume
An Out of the Box Toy Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

An Out of the Box Toy Experience

In September of 2017, the American toy store brand Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy and most recently decided to finally call it quits with…

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Shoptalk 2018
A Social Shoptalk: Retail’s Resilience in a Digital Age 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

A Social Shoptalk: Retail’s Resilience in a Digital Age

We live, shop, eat, and order in a world driven by technology; it’s a consumer’s paradise, bridging every gap between want and need. A process…

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Chute Gerdeman Office
design:retail Recognizes Michael Munchoff in 40 Under 40 Award 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

design:retail Recognizes Michael Munchoff in 40 Under 40 Award

We are proud to announce Chute Gerdeman’s Creative Director, Michael Munchoff, has been chosen by design:retail to be part of the magazine’s 4th annual 40…

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The Great Grocery Shakeout: A Shift in Store Dynamics 400 892 Dylan Rea

The Great Grocery Shakeout: A Shift in Store Dynamics

TheGREAT GROCERY SHAKEOUTA Shift in Store Dynamics On average, 32 million Americans head to the grocery store every day. That’s 1 in 7 consumers shopping…

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Chicago City Guide
Experience Chicago: A Windy City Adventure Guide 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

Experience Chicago: A Windy City Adventure Guide

Among one of the largest cities in the US, and a diverse group of neighborhoods, there’s sure to be something for everyone in Chicago. From…

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FCB Office
FCB Earns Recognition in Advertising Age’s “2018 Agencies to Watch” 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

FCB Earns Recognition in Advertising Age’s “2018 Agencies to Watch”

Advertising Age recently released the results of its annual A-List, a coveted honor of the top, forward-thinking agencies and creative innovators in the advertising industry.…

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The Salvation Army Fights Against Food Deserts With Grocery Retail 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The Salvation Army Fights Against Food Deserts With Grocery Retail

A large portion of consumers today are lucky enough to live within close proximity to not one but maybe two or three large grocery chains…

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people walking in the street
The Cross Generational Connection 1440 428 Dylan Rea

The Cross Generational Connection

Restaurant and retail design has shifted in recent years to keep up with an evolving consumer base. This group of individuals driving change is comprised…

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Draft Papers
Building an Industry with Architectural Designer, Bonnie Kyle 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Building an Industry with Architectural Designer, Bonnie Kyle

Tell us a little about yourself and your role at Chute Gerdeman? I am the Director of the Architectural Design Studio here at CG. I’ve been…

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Barrels at Book & Bourbon Southern Kitchen
RD+D Explores Restaurant Design Through 3D Modeling & VR 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

RD+D Explores Restaurant Design Through 3D Modeling & VR

Customers aren’t the only ones embracing game-changing new technologies in restaurant spaces. Designers, too, are leveraging technology to revolutionize the process of creating, presenting and…

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Produce
Blockchain Technology Brings Transparency to Grocery Retail 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Blockchain Technology Brings Transparency to Grocery Retail

Consumers’ increasing demand for transparency has played an influential role today in everything from design and packaging to in-store signage and product information. While most…

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Mobile Kiosk
A Taste of Tech: Is Your Restaurant Ready? 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

A Taste of Tech: Is Your Restaurant Ready?

The first restaurant POS system was introduced in 1973, back of house management technologies were implemented somewhere around the mid 90’s, and online table reservations…

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OSU Design Students
Rethinking the Purpose of Retail with Retail’s Future Designers 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Rethinking the Purpose of Retail with Retail’s Future Designers

Columbus is a hub for retail, and as such we at Chute Gerdeman know the importance to support and foster the education of the next…

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Fresh Produce
Whole Foods’ National Scale vs. Kroger’s Local Sourcing 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Whole Foods’ National Scale vs. Kroger’s Local Sourcing

After Amazon acquired Whole Foods last summer many analysts speculated on the strategic implications of the merger. Most indications pointed towards reduced prices, but most…

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Retail Interior
An Inclusive Retail Movement 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

An Inclusive Retail Movement

Food has always signified a unifying factoring by being able to not only bring together individuals from different cultures, races, but also communities and genders.…

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Fine Dining
Redefining the Fine Dining Restaurant Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Redefining the Fine Dining Restaurant Experience

From mobile apps to online ordering and delivery, not to mention cashless concepts and kiosks, the QSR and fast casual categories have been doing their…

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Interior at Beefsteak
The Rise of the Fast Casual Food Nation 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The Rise of the Fast Casual Food Nation

Americans will always have an affinity for fast food as the quick service channel serves the need for convenience, but as consumers are willing to…

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Burger and Fries from Tasty Made
Tasty Re-Made With Top Chef Richard Blais 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Tasty Re-Made With Top Chef Richard Blais

While a slew of fast casual and QSR brands have been busy creating the next Chipotle, it seems as though the build-your-own burrito brand hasn’t…

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2018 TRENDS
A Look Forward: Retail, Restaurant, and Consumer Trends of 2018 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

A Look Forward: Retail, Restaurant, and Consumer Trends of 2018

With online only brands now expanding to physical spaces, and restaurateurs embracing and integrating technology at rapid speeds, the industry as a whole is as…

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Express Pop Up
Express “What You Want” Holiday Pop-Up 1440 428 Mary Lynn Waite

Express “What You Want” Holiday Pop-Up

Looking for all that glitters? You can find it in downtown Columbus! It’s no secret that we have many great brands in our backyard, but…

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Queso Doesn’t Cut It: QSR Brands Should Invest in Experiences 491 800 Chute Gerdeman

Queso Doesn’t Cut It: QSR Brands Should Invest in Experiences

Let’s Go Big A few months ago, once-mighty Chipotle announced the addition of hot liquid cheese to its menu, hoping it would guide the company…

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HOW WE THINK SETS US APART

A collection of insights research and observations across retail, restaurant, c-store and grocery. Helping brands provide a better experience for their customers. Enjoy.

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