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Future Retail: Facts, Myths, and a Path Forward 491 800 Chute Gerdeman

Future Retail: Facts, Myths, and a Path Forward

Future Retail: Facts, Myths, and a Path Forward CHUTE GERDEMAN  //  REPORT Are you overwhelmed by the seemingly never ending reports of the upcoming retail…

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Neom Organics store
Retail Designs a Future of Health & Wellness 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Retail Designs a Future of Health & Wellness

Consumers today, with our young Millennials leading the way, are placing more value on health and wellness. In fact, the global wellness industry grew 10.6%…

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Missguided Fitting Rooms
Socializing the Store Space 1440 428 Mary Lynn Waite

Socializing the Store Space

For today’s youth, social media is much more than a medium to share photos; it’s an extension of their identities. When we look at it…

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Hai Poke Bowl
Fast Casual’s Biggest Food Trend, Poké, Marinates in the Midwest 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Fast Casual’s Biggest Food Trend, Poké, Marinates in the Midwest

The hottest cold food trend and current phenomenon in the fast casual industry is poke. Pronounced ‘po-kay,’ it means “to slice or cut” in Hawaiian.…

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Academy 8 Conference
Ali Goes to Italy for Academy Day #8 Conference 1440 428 Aliene Chidester

Ali Goes to Italy for Academy Day #8 Conference

A year ago, I studied in Italy at SOA (State of Art) and attended a class specifically focused on Architectural Visualization. Every year my school…

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Skyline of Columbus Ohio
Columbus: A City Designed for “US” 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Columbus: A City Designed for “US”

Brand development is one of the most critical aspects in the evocation of any feeling behind a company, person, or – in this case –…

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The Gist Summer-ish 2017 Issue 491 800 Nathaniel Seevers

The Gist Summer-ish 2017 Issue

Announcement Toast
A Closer Look: FCB/RED + Chute Gerdeman 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

A Closer Look: FCB/RED + Chute Gerdeman

In August, FCB Chicago took a leap forward in building its business offering with the acquisition of Chute Gerdeman. FCB/RED will now align its award-winning…

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Amazon Pick Up
Amazon Instant Pickup Caters to the College Campus Consumer 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Amazon Instant Pickup Caters to the College Campus Consumer

It’s been a whirlwind year for Amazon and they continue to take big steps in retail, becoming one of the most influential companies around the…

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French Quarter
IRDC: Retail Recap from the Big Easy 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

IRDC: Retail Recap from the Big Easy

VMSD’s International Retail and Design Conference (IRDC) never ceases to lack in energy and inspiration, especially with the perfect backdrop of the one-of-a-kind city of…

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Paper Lighting
Let There Be LightArt 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Let There Be LightArt

Last month, Chuties got a chance to meet LightArt’s Leslie Simpson and were designated with a challenge to be inspired. A choice of paper, workstation,…

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Grown in Walmart
Walmart’s New Grown Up Fast Food Offer 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Walmart’s New Grown Up Fast Food Offer

Over the last decade the grocery and supermarket scene has seen quite a shift in the physical store makeup. From health clinics to coffee shops…

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FCB Chicago Acquires Chute Gerdeman 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

FCB Chicago Acquires Chute Gerdeman

FCB Chicago Acquires Design Agency Chute Gerdeman FCB Chicago Acquires Design Agency Chute Gerdeman to Expand Retail Division The combined teams will now provide an…

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Fusian Employees
Ones to Watch: Fast Casual Restaurants in the Fast Lane for Growth 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Ones to Watch: Fast Casual Restaurants in the Fast Lane for Growth

You’ve heard the news, the sky is falling on the fast casual segment and it’s doomed. The reality is that the fast casual category is…

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Merchandise Display
From URL to IRL, Everlane Opens “The Lab” 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

From URL to IRL, Everlane Opens “The Lab”

With frustration and the lack of innovation in the retail space, founder Michael Preysman set out to challenge conventions with the creation of Everlane in…

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Retail Summit Attendees
Retail Summit 2017: Smart City. Smart Retail. 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Retail Summit 2017: Smart City. Smart Retail.

We hear from clients and people all over the retail industry, why Columbus? Well, little do they know that Columbus is a true retail hub.…

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Line Friends NYC Interior
LINE FRIENDS is Larger Than Life at Retail 1440 428 Cara Ambrosino

LINE FRIENDS is Larger Than Life at Retail

Who could forget faces like these? It was pretty easy to be charmed by these friendly mugs, and our team immediately fell for the LINE FRIENDS family…

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City Kitchen
The Best of NYC Restaurants at Home in City Kitchen 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

The Best of NYC Restaurants at Home in City Kitchen

As more and more consumers search for convenient but quality food options on the go, food halls have been popping up across the country. Interestingly…

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Food Trends
Food & Restaurant Trends Hot From Technomic 2017 1440 428 Kathy Fiorenza

Food & Restaurant Trends Hot From Technomic 2017

Recently Technomic hosted their 16th Annual Restaurant Trends & Directions Conference in Chicago, and there was a lot to cover as restaurants are looking for market indicators, hot growth opportunities,…

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Entrance
First Look: Lidl Lands in the U.S. 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

First Look: Lidl Lands in the U.S.

If you haven’t heard, Lidl has landed. The German discount supermarket chain is the fifth-largest retailer in the world with 10,000 stores in 27 countries…

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Inside IKEA: Columbus, Ohio 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Inside IKEA: Columbus, Ohio

Last month Swedish home store IKEA opened it’s second Ohio location in Columbus, Ohio. Built on 33 acres of the northeastern corner of the city,…

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What’s Your Customer’s Time Worth? 310 505 Chute Gerdeman

What’s Your Customer’s Time Worth?

WHAT’S YOUR CUSTOMER’S TIME WORTH? A Chute Gerdeman Consumer Report DEFINING CONVENIENCEFOR BRANDS IN TODAY’S MARKETPLACE Think about your typical day. Not so typical, right? Sometimes,…

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Flagship Store New York
Canada Goose Migrates South to Expand Its Retail Presence 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Canada Goose Migrates South to Expand Its Retail Presence

After more than 60 years of success with wholesale distribution and ecommerce, luxury, outdoor apparel brand, Canada Goose, decided the logical next step was brick-and-mortar.…

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Tory Sport Flagship
Tory Burch Blends Fashion and Sport with Athleisure Flagship 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Tory Burch Blends Fashion and Sport with Athleisure Flagship

While retail as a whole seems to be falling flat, the Athleisure category is still heating up. Morgan Stanley predicts that, by 2020, activewear will…

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Flagship Store
M.Gemi Drives Online Sales With Brick-and-Mortar 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

M.Gemi Drives Online Sales With Brick-and-Mortar

Luxury footwear brand, M.Gemi has taken a page from some of the industry’s best online, direct-to-consumer brands like Warby Parker, Everlane, and Bonobos. With a…

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A San Francisco Snapshot: Exploring Retail by the Bay 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

A San Francisco Snapshot: Exploring Retail by the Bay

Home to some of the world’s best technology startups, the famous Fisherman’s Wharf, Painted Ladies, Cable Cars and the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco…

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Pop-Up
Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons Pop-Up in NYC 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Louis Vuitton X Jeff Koons Pop-Up in NYC

Located on Madison Avenue just across from Barney’s, Louis Vuitton opened up an exclusive pop-up in collaboration with Jeff Koons. Well known for his balloon…

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Fresh Eats MKT Exterior
Kroger Unveils a Fresh New Convenience Store Concept 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Kroger Unveils a Fresh New Convenience Store Concept

Do you ever find yourself in need of a last minute ingredient for a tasty dish you’re preparing for dinner? Perhaps you forgot to pick…

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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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