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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 Chute Gerdeman

The Great Grocery Shakeout: A Shift in Store Dynamics

THE GREAT GROCERY SHAKEOUT A Shift in Store Dynamics 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 Chute Gerdeman

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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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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Vertical Garden
In the Mood for Smarter Food 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

In the Mood for Smarter Food

As the projected population is expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, food production, consumption, transparency, and access have become hot topics. Through science, technology,…

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Snowe Home Soho
Direct-to-Consumer Brand Snowe Designs an Immersive Retail Experience 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

Direct-to-Consumer Brand Snowe Designs an Immersive Retail Experience

Just in time for holiday season, home essentials brand Snowe opened a pop-up location in SoHo New York. I can say firsthand it’s worth the…

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Wendy's
The Future of Retail and Fast Food: Built in Ohio 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The Future of Retail and Fast Food: Built in Ohio

In the face of competition from ecommerce and a fundamental shift in consumer shopping behavior, experimentation has taken on new sense of urgency. Retailers are…

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Interior of the Hyundai Card Library
Intellectual Enrichment and the In-Store Experience 1440 428 Mary Lynn Waite

Intellectual Enrichment and the In-Store Experience

72% of consumers say they would like to increase their spending on experiences rather than physical things next year, pointing away from materialism, and a…

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Stripes & Laredo
CG Talks with FE&S Magazine About Prototype Design 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

CG Talks with FE&S Magazine About Prototype Design

Looking to gain insight on the direction of prototype design in the foodservice industry, FE&S Magazine sought out perspectives from Chute Gerdeman’s Account Director of…

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The Gist Fall 2017 Issue 491 800 Nathaniel Seevers

The Gist Fall 2017 Issue

Behind New Business: Phil Wilson Talks Partnership 150 150 Chute Gerdeman

Behind New Business: Phil Wilson Talks Partnership

With a seasoned agency background on both the client engagement and consumer engagement sides, how do you see your experience benefitting the Chute Gerdeman team?…

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Denny Gerdeman
Denny Gerdeman Inducted Into the 2017 Shop! Hall of Fame 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Denny Gerdeman Inducted Into the 2017 Shop! Hall of Fame

Chute Gerdeman’s very own, Denny Gerdeman, has been given the great honor of being inducted to the 2017 Shop! Hall of Fame. Shop! is a…

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Shaw Contract Carpet
Production + Process: A Tour of Shaw Contract 1440 428 Hannah Namenyi

Production + Process: A Tour of Shaw Contract

We recently had the incredible opportunity to visit Shaw Contract, a division of Shaw Industries, in Cartersville, GA. With one of the most diverse product…

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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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