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Independent and innovative:

Fully Engaged Category Management.

CIBA Solutions is a private Minneapolis-based Category Management firm offering hyper-specialized service backed by superstore experience. Whether you are a retailer or vendor, our approach, passion, and shopper-centric mindset will ensure you succeed.

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What makes us different?

Working with CIBA Solutions is different. You’ll get more face time with senior leaders, faster decisions, less red tape. And that’s just the start!

Independent & Impartial

Your confidential data always stays confidential – we aren’t a sales broker for anyone, so no conflicts.

CMA Certified

The Category Management Association certifies that we know our stuff. Work with true pros!

Proprietary Software

We built our own CM software solution from the ground up. Get customized reports and get them faster!

Live Pogs You Can Touch

We believe in live POGs you can see and experience – not squinting at a screen.

A partner to count on.

Nobody will work harder for you than us. We are passionate about good ideas and will never stop bringing them to you. We even run our own consumer panels to ensure you are hearing the unfiltered voice of the customer. And we have the skills to make your life easier and deliver unexpected insights.

We Are Category Captains

We are a full-service Category Management partner who can do all the heavy lifting to make sure you have the right products on the right shelves at the right time, from business insights to planograms to reporting and analysis.

We Are Vendor Advisors

As your advisor we can help you strategize your retail engagements by offering customer, category, and marketplace insights, or validate your share of business using impartial data. And be sure to check out our exclusive Vendor Insights Store!

From insight to in-store: Our full range of services.

Everything we do is focused on helping your guest or end user have a great shopping experience. We do it by applying the best tools, proven practices and battle-tested experience to your most daunting retail challenges.

  • Category captainships
  • Vendor advisorships
  • Launching private label brands
  • Category insights and market analysis
  • Segmentation analysis for key groups
  • Shopper insights, shopalongs, and panels
  • Full planogram development
  • Custom reporting from our proprietary software
  • Transition execution and insights
  • Omni-channel marketplace analysis
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Category experience.

We have the skills, and we have the range. Our team brings a wealth of experience and insights that can only be gained in the retail trenches, from supporting existing products to launching private label brands.

  • Outdoor Living & Garden
  • Computers & Electronics
  • Luggage
  • Small Appliances
  • Cleaning
  • STEM Toys
  • Natural & Organic Products
  • Personal Care
  • Dairy, Meat, Frozen
  • Refrigerated Food
  • Shelf-Stable Food
  • Softlines

These are just some of our top categories; contact us to see how we can be a fit for any need you have.

Get to Know CIBA

“The CIBA team continually goes above and beyond to help us reach our highest potential and look great with our partners. They’re great at relationship-building across all levels within an organization.”

– Vendor for CPG company

How can we help you win today?

Want to hear more? We’d love to connect in person. Category management is a relationship business, and once you hire us, you’re going to see a lot of us. So let’s take the first step on a long, productive partnership!

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