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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 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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Experience Chicago: A Windy City Adventure Guide 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

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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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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Tasty Re-Made With Top Chef Richard Blais 1440 960 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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Express Pop Up
Express “What You Want” Holiday Pop-Up 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

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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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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40 Under 40 Winner Nicole Faccinto
design:retail Recognizes Nicole Faccinto in 40 Under 40 Award 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

design:retail Recognizes Nicole Faccinto in 40 Under 40 Award

Chute Gerdeman’s Design Director, Nicole Faccinto, has been chosen by design:retail to be part of the magazine’s third annual 40 Under 40, recognizing top professionals…

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Toy Kingdom Entry
Chute Gerdeman Wins Shop! Design Award for Toy Kingdom 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Chute Gerdeman Wins Shop! Design Award for Toy Kingdom

Toy Kingdom is not playing around. The larger than life toy store experience took home Best Hardline Specialty over 7500 sq. ft. in last night’s…

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VMSD Magazine Selects Jeff Wietrzykowski for 2017 Designer Dozen 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

VMSD Magazine Selects Jeff Wietrzykowski for 2017 Designer Dozen

The industry is full of creative talent, and there is nothing better than to watch your very own emerge as a rising star amongst some…

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