Author Archives: Chandi Gmuer, VP at Consumer Science

Unique Benchmarking Strategy Boosts Food Retail Private Brands For New Era

Innovative approach enhances brands and products in post-pandemic period DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas, June 2, 2020— Two private brand companies have jointly launched a new benchmarking strategy to enhance the position of retail private brands for a new era. Many observers … Continue reading

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Is NBE (National Brand Equivalent) Dead?

Chandi Gmuer, Vice President of Consumer Research and Product Testing atConsumer Science, discusses National Brand Equivalents and if they are still a useful measure in the current private brand retail landscape.     For the U.S. private brand industry, National … Continue reading

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Innovation Summit

Consumer Science attended Associate Wholesale Grocers’ (AWG) innovation summit in Overland, Kansas this March. The event was a showcase of game-changing solutions to enhance the consumer experience in grocery stores. Consumer Science were able to demonstrate their services supporting the … Continue reading

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Certified Food Scientist Achievement

Congratulations to Braeden Knight, a Product Researcher at Consumer Science for the past 6 years, for becoming part of an elite group to be a Certified Food Scientist. She joins another Product Researcher, Kasturi Chitre, who achieved it last year. … Continue reading

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TCU Experimental Food Science

Senior students in the Experimental Food Science class from Fort Worth neighbor Texas Christian University kicked off their fall semester by spending an afternoon with us in the laboratory. Students gathered in groups and met side by side with Consumer … Continue reading

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Announcing joint venture with S4RB

Solutions for Retail Brands (S4RB) has announced a new joint venture with Consumer Science, a division of MMI (Marketing Management, Inc.). Together, the organizations will combine their resources and expertise to bring private brand retailers improved product performance assessments, better … Continue reading

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Quality Assurance Association Sensory Workshop

Consumer Science ran a sensory workshop for the Quality Assurance Association (QAA) in Dallas / Fort Worth this May. Thirty QA professionals from leading retailers, manufacturers and associated industries were educated on the physiological background to sensory science and … Continue reading

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Longhorn IFT Annual Expo

Consumer Science attended the annual expo for the Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas section of the Institute of Food Technologists, in October. The Longhorn section ( offers more than 900 regional members an opportunity to come together, network, and develop … Continue reading

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Sensory Testing in partnership with the Community Food Bank

Consumer Science is proud to partner with their local Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas based food bank ( for sensory research. Workers at the food bank take part in applicable sensory panels and Consumer Science makes a donation to their … Continue reading

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TCU @ Consumer Science for Sensory Testing

No, not the football team! A group of Texas Christian University (TCU) MBA students from Dallas / Fort Worth, TX took a field trip to Consumer Science this past summer. They got a first had opportunity to see how a … Continue reading

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