Performance at Retail

New York • Chicago • Toronto • Montreal

Instore strategy, research & intelligent design, execution, analysis & reporting are utilized to optimize brand experiences instore. This includes displays, packaging, branded fixtures, environments and digital interactions.

For Over 35+ Years We Have Been Helping Brands Exceed Their Instore Performance +300% Product Volume in Confectionery Category +41% Sales Increase in Automotive Category +30% Purchase Intent in Baking Category +25% Oral Care Category +8% Soup Category +3% Hair Care Category

Instore Strategy

We partner with you to build effective display and merchandising programs that are aligned with your corporate objectives. Rooted in innovation, strategies are built on relevant data and insights that drive measurable results. Great retail programs begin with a great plan.

Research & Intelligent Design

The relentless pursuit of current trends and technologies that impact your business is our passion. Blending award-winning design with various qualitative & quantitative research tools then provides the foundation for building informed merchandising campaigns that have predictability of success. We are firm believers that science + great creative is a winning combination, removing any questions around "will it work". Don't second guess.

Analysis & Reporting

We are dedicated to partnering with you to WIN instore. Utilizing proprietary analytics designed specifically for measuring the gross sales volume off-display, provides real data into the performance and ROI of your investment dollars. This, along with customized dashboard reporting provides the confidence to make the right decision on your merchandising programs now and into the future. It's all about performance.

Award Winning Designs

We love a little competition. Every year, Central participates globally where our clients' work is judged by customer and industry professionals on the performance, design and quality of execution. These awards honor our clients' commitment to constant innovation and fuels our associates to create great retail experiences.

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For over a quarter-century, Central has invested in the latest materials, manufacturing, process and service innovations to provide you, our clients, with the very best solutions performing at the highest value. Our capabilities reflect our commitment to constantly invest in your business and provide the widest range of capabilities in the marketplace.

Corrugated Board

  • B,C, E, F, N flute


  • Laminating
  • Die cutting
  • Rotary die cutting


  • Flexo
  • Litho
  • Rod Coating
  • Silk screen
  • Digital


  • Anti static
  • Anti slip
  • Moisture resistant
  • Color


  • Cad tables
  • Fabrication
  • 3D printing


  • Certified transit
  • Vibration
  • Material identification
  • Compression
  • Strength


  • Co packing
  • Assembly
  • Shrink tunnel
  • AIB certified


  • Qualitative
  • Quantitative
  • Field audit
  • Shopper studies
  • Online survey

Instore Services

  • Merchandising
  • Display set up
  • Compliance reporting
  • Installation

Design Tools

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Solidworks
  • Cinema 4D
  • 3D Studio Max
  • ArtiosCAD

Permanent Materials

  • Corrugate
  • Plastics
  • Woods
  • Metals
  • Composites

Production Process

  • Die cutting
  • CAD machining
  • Vacuum forming
  • Extrusion
  • Plastics fabrication
  • Millwork


  • FSC
  • SFI
  • Chain of custody reporting

Specialty Gluing

  • Multi head
  • Multi component
  • Hand


  • LED lighting
  • Motion
  • Sound
  • Digital interactions
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The health and long-term sustainability of your business, our planet and our collective associates are engrained into the culture at Central. With that in mind, we encourage and reward initiatives that lower the impact of our business on the total health of the planet. New innovations and partnerships utilizing emergent technologies and materials are employed to create a better future for us all.



Corrulite, specifically designed to enhance retail display, fixturing, and new product performance while offering a new sustainable and recyclable product option.



Connect, a sustainable, value driven, highly flexible option to all types of permanent display, merchandisers, and fixture designs.



Kangaroo, a revolutionary series of self rising displays. It’s quick set up increases in-store compliance and allows for efficient co-packing.

Eco 3D Displays


Eco 3D, hyper-realistic displays are an affordable, sustainable alternative to traditional vac form and other 3D executions.



Barberán Jetmaster 1750 Single Pass Digital Press is the newest edition at The Central Group.

Masters of Implementation

We create, design, engineer, manage, produce, and distribute all types of retail displays, packaging, merchandisers, fixtures and environments through our own inhouse manufacturing or through our globally sourced approved partners. Supported by the latest in web fulfilled orders, your business can ensure that your programs are executed at the speed of retail with full compliance. If desired let us take the pain of management of your programs away from you by allowing our on-site teams to facilitate the entire process. We Make it happen.