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Millennials – Coming in Hot!

There is no doubt that millennials are shifting cultural norms. Millennials, often described as “cord cutters”, are twisting up just about anything and everything that has been paved before them through traditions and social norms, since before the baby boomers. Here are just a few of the changes we’re starting to see from millennials: Continue reading Millennials – Coming in Hot!

Happy Mother’s Day

In honor of all the wonderful grocery shoppin’ Moms out there, we’d like to attempt to make their lives just a little less stressful! Even in today’s society, women are still the primary grocery shopper in the household. And for most, grocery shopping can often become more of a “chore” than an enjoyable experience. Especially with little ones in the cart! Help make things easier for those wonderful grocery shopping Moms Continue reading Happy Mother’s Day

You Visualize. We Customize.

Since 1991, our team at CMS has been committed to designing and manufacturing top of
the line products to meet your specifications. We’ve designed over 800 standard products
but we are also capable of creating custom designed solutions for just about any
environment. Over the years, we’ve done specialized work for floral shops, hotel lobbies,
supermarkets, restaurants, and many other interior spaces. Although custom design work can certainly present challenges, our team is dedicated to Continue reading You Visualize. We Customize.

The Millennials!

It shouldn’t be a big surprise that the millennial generation is making a huge impact on the retail world. This technology savvy group of individuals and their large amounts of ‘followers’ have scaled a diverse approach to grocery shopping. Rather than looking for inexpensive meals such as Top Ramon and Lean Cuisines, they’re taking a more organic and healthier approach by recognizing that fun and fresh are no longer fragmented when it comes to their food. Continue reading The Millennials!

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Orange you glad it’s almost summer!

Our team at CMS is ecstatic for the upcoming summer season! Warmer weather, golf outings, and fresh produce hitting the stores are a few of the things we are looking forward to. It doesn’t get much better than walking into a produce department filled with an array of colors, misted veggies and fresh picked fruits. To share our excitement, here are a few tips on using our products to merchandise your seasonal produce: Continue reading Orange you glad it’s almost summer!

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Paradox of Choice

paradox-of-choiceI recently came across 2 articles that dovetail together. The first is an older New York Times piece that covers the psychology of “the paradox of choice”. The basic premise: although the presence of choice and having lots of options has long been viewed positively by both retailers and shoppers alike, in reality there are many people who find more and more choice to be paralyzing. Continue reading Paradox of Choice

Gluten-Free Foods: Segregation or Integration?

A gluten-free diet is mandatory for people with celiac disease but it also has increasingly become integrated into the daily diet of many health-conscious shoppers. For supermarkets, this means participating in the expansion and incorporation of gluten-free products throughout the store. As a result, retailers everywhere are asking the question, “Should gluten-free products become integrated or segregated?” Continue reading Gluten-Free Foods: Segregation or Integration?

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How to Win Back Customers

NPR’s food-related blog site “the salt” added a great post this week on how grocery chains need to evolve and get creative to win back customers who now have more shopping channels to choose from. Although traditional grocery stores have been losing market share (per the article, 15% over the past 10 years), many chains are proving that there are numerous ways to fight back. We have touched on some of these in past posts here on our own site, including the first one listed below which was the topic of our most recent post.

Here are 5 ways grocery chains are innovating: Continue reading How to Win Back Customers