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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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“The food concepts that have momentum are doing 4 key things…” 310 505 Chute Gerdeman

“The food concepts that have momentum are doing 4 key things…”

What’s driving restaurant concepts to evolve? Insights from Chute Gerdeman With a focused eye on what makes the customer experience work for brands and guests,…

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Store of the Future
Augmented Retail: Bridging the Online and Offline Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Augmented Retail: Bridging the Online and Offline Experience

In 2008, Portuguese founder José Neves launched Farfetch as an ecommerce portal for luxury brands and boutiques to elevate their online presence and maintain their independent retail…

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The Gist Spring 2017 Issue 600 650 Nathaniel Seevers

The Gist Spring 2017 Issue

Yeti Exterior
Yeti Debuts a Cool(er) Brand Experience 1440 428 Jay Highland

Yeti Debuts a Cool(er) Brand Experience

Jealousy. That was the first emotion I experienced when I walked into the new Yeti flagship in Austin. Totally green with envy. How did this…

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Pelotonia
One Goal. Find a Cure. 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

One Goal. Find a Cure.

At Chute Gerdeman, our team is dedicated to one idea: Creating Good. While our passion is delivering design services in partnership with amazing clients, our…

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Neil Stern
Q&A With Neil Stern 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Q&A With Neil Stern

Ever wish you had a crystal ball to see into the future? In our latest Q&A with industry influencer and futurist Neil Stern, we explore his retail…

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Manhattan Bridge
New York, New Day, New Inspiration 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

New York, New Day, New Inspiration

Sure, we’ve spent our fair share of time scouring the retail and restaurant scene of New York City’s streets, but it seems as though there’s…

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Austin Capitol Building
Austin City. No Limits. 1440 428 Jay Highland

Austin City. No Limits.

Austin, feeling in many ways like a rambunctious, western-influenced Berkeley, is a most unlikely capitol for American’s largest red state. But as a long-time resident…

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Reformation Interior
Redefining the Store of the Future 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Redefining the Store of the Future

We hear so much about the store of the future and the predictions for what will make up this futuristic concept that seemingly solves all…

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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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BarkBox Celebration
Bark & Co Hosts a Pawrty with a Purpose 1440 428 Meghan Coleman

Bark & Co Hosts a Pawrty with a Purpose

Recently the New York based Bark & Co., known for its dog-toy-and-treat subscription boxes, BarkBox, hosted a Hoppy Easter event at their Columbus Customer Engagement…

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Seattle Restaurant
Spotlight: Seattle Food Scene 1440 428 Emma Norris

Spotlight: Seattle Food Scene

Without a doubt the Seattle culinary scene is a destination unbeknownst to itself. Often overshadowed by the ever-popular and trendy Portland, Seattle is making a…

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EuroShop Entry
EuroShop 2017: Highlights of Innovation & Inspiration 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

EuroShop 2017: Highlights of Innovation & Inspiration

Once every three years, industry leaders from around the globe gather in Dusseldorf, Germany—a city known for its fashion and artistic moments—to showcase and admire…

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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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Ponce City Market
Exploring Atlanta’s Mixed-Use Mecca Ponce City Market 1440 428 Amanda Seevers

Exploring Atlanta’s Mixed-Use Mecca Ponce City Market

When in the Atlanta area, a visit to Ponce City Market is an absolute must to satisfy your need for food, inspiration and, of course,…

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The Austin Hotel Pool
Casper Creates the SXSW Sleep Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Casper Creates the SXSW Sleep Experience

Austin’s annual festival South by Southwest (SXSW) known for music, film, and educational sessions, proves to still be one of the hottest places for a…

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Tapas Bar Dining
En Route: The Evolution of the Airport Dining Experience 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

En Route: The Evolution of the Airport Dining Experience

As traveler expectations continue to increase the en route dining experience has been elevated in airports across the US. From high-end restaurants with Michelin star…

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BrewDog Taproom
BrewDog Crafts a Community of Consumers 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

BrewDog Crafts a Community of Consumers

Hailing from North East Scotland, BrewDog is the largest and fastest growing craft brewer in Europe. Since 2007, they’ve rapidly built a global reputation for…

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Store Entry
Abercrombie & Fitch Debuts a More Demure Retail Presence 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Abercrombie & Fitch Debuts a More Demure Retail Presence

After overexpansion, failing brand introductions, and the firing of the highly controversial CEO, Mike Jeffries, it’s no secret that Abercrombie & Fitch has been under…

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The Gist Winter 2017 Issue 491 800 Nathaniel Seevers

The Gist Winter 2017 Issue

An Ice House Overhaul 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

An Ice House Overhaul

Since 2000, we’ve been lucky to call the Brewery District our home, occupying what was originally known as the Hoster Brewing Ice House. Built in…

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Wendy Johnson
Q&A With COO, Wendy Johnson 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Q&A With COO, Wendy Johnson

What’s your role at CG?   COO, EVP Account Management is my specific title, but what it really means is that I lead our amazing…

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Street Signs in Nashville
Explore, Eat, Repeat: A Taste of Nashville 1440 428 Chute Gerdeman

Explore, Eat, Repeat: A Taste of Nashville

Rising up the ranks in as one of America’s hottest destinations, Nashville’s slow-paced charm and Southern hospitality is garnering some serious attention. From the ever…

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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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