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Fast Casual Columbus
Seven Fast Casual Chains Satisfying Columbus Appetites 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Seven Fast Casual Chains Satisfying Columbus Appetites

It’s widely known that Columbus is a test market for some of the restaurant industry’s biggest legacy brands like Wendy’s and White Castle, but it’s…

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fast casual dining
Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Fast Casual: Amazon’s Next Move

Not too long ago investors, analysts, reporters, and retailers were all caught by surprise by the headline announcement of Amazon acquiring Whole Foods. Since then…

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Steps to Out-of-the-Shoebox Thinking 1440 428 Dylan Rea

Steps to Out-of-the-Shoebox Thinking

It’s a $55 billion industry that only continues to make a predominant influence throughout the world. Although­–to some–sneakers are just the last thing they put…

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London Flag
The London Eye: 3 Retail Trends to Watch 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The London Eye: 3 Retail Trends to Watch

Being on the cutting edge of what’s new in retail design, our team embarked on a flight over the Atlantic to gain insight into what…

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BoxLunch Interior
BoxLunch Delivers Pop Culture Plus Philanthropy 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

BoxLunch Delivers Pop Culture Plus Philanthropy

As brands and retailers work to adapt to a new environment of Millennial and Gen Z consumer demands and expectations, there’s a lot that recent…

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JoAnn Fabrics
JoAnn Fabrics New Store Format Turns Dreamers into Doers 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

JoAnn Fabrics New Store Format Turns Dreamers into Doers

It’s the goal for every brand to engage, excite, and–most importantly–inspire each consumer who walks through its door. JoAnn Fabrics’ new concept store in Columbus,…

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Future of Play 2018 Issue 491 800 Nathaniel Seevers

Future of Play 2018 Issue

Duluth Trading Co
Duluth Trading Co. Gets Down to Brick-and-Mortar Business 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Duluth Trading Co. Gets Down to Brick-and-Mortar Business

Notable for its cheeky ads for products like buck-naked underwear, ballroom jeans, and no-yank tanks, Duluth Trading Co, is “bringing humor to everyday, universal truths,”…

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Toy Retail: Redefining a Future of Play 491 800 Dylan Rea

Toy Retail: Redefining a Future of Play

CAN RETAIL COME OUT AND PLAY?REDEFINING THE TOY EXPERIENCE What if Woody and Buzz never escaped Sid Phillips? What if Princess Fiona became evil Lord…

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Marine Layer
Marine Layer Sails Into Communities Across the US 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Marine Layer Sails Into Communities Across the US

With a harmless toss of a t-shirt, Marine Layer was born in 2009 by founder Mike Natenshon. Devastated about the loss, he wondered if he…

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The Retail Design Institute Inducts Brian Shafley Into The Legion of Honor 2414 1356 Chute Gerdeman

The Retail Design Institute Inducts Brian Shafley Into The Legion of Honor

Chute Gerdeman’s CEO, Brian Shafley, has been inducted into the Retail Design Legion of Honor. The award, presented by the Retail Design Institute, recognizes outstanding…

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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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Sign Up for The Gist Quarterly Newsletter 491 800 Nathaniel Seevers

Sign Up for The Gist Quarterly Newsletter

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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Shopping for Sunshine 2018 Issue 491 800 Nathaniel Seevers

Shopping for Sunshine 2018 Issue

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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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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