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Retail Toolkit for USA Cheese

The U.S. Dairy Export Council sought to provide overseas retailers with a Think USA Dairy toolkit to help them promote and sell U.S. cheeses to consumers. It was important for the materials to be branded to the USA, to stand out among other products, and to quickly convey the benefits of cheese in markets where it is not part of the typical cuisine.

My team at Novak Birch worked together to create a retail toolkit that introduces consumers around the world to the flavors, value, and versatility of U.S. cheese. The toolkit includes a suite of scalable, ready-to-use, point-of-purchase signs and promotional elements that share the benefits of U.S. cheese.

I designed pairing cards, recipe cards, product seals, overhead signs, floor stickers, case dividers, cooler clings, shopping cart signs, product sampling displays, and more.
The toolkit design uses sketched line illustrations and authentic textures to convey U.S. cheese as a handcrafted, wholesome food. We paired this consumer-friendly design with engaging copy that succinctly communicates the many benefits of U.S. cheese, encouraging consumers to explore new tastes and recipes.

We produced print-ready files in multiple languages, including English and Vietnamese, and provided source files so individual markets can print on-demand and translate as necessary.

 

The retail toolkit was successfully launched in four grocery stores throughout Vietnam, where customers were excited to sample and learn about U.S. cheeses.

Due to the campaign’s success, USDEC expanded the program, launching it in Hong Kong and Mexico. Next, it will launch in the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.