Contract Testing Opens New Sensory Testing Facility in Grand Rapids

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Permanent Test Center Represents the Strength and Desirability of this Consumer Market

Contract Testing Inc.

Contract Testing Inc. provides sensory and consumer product research.

more than half the top 10 food, beverage and QSR leaders choose Contract Testing Inc. for sensory and consumer product research

Contract Testing Inc. (CTI), North America’s leading product research and sensory testing company, announced the opening of a new location in Grand Rapids, Michigan today. CTI has been operating in Grand Rapids since 2003 and continues to grow its database of consumer testing participants to be representative of the areas diverse population. This allows CTI to tailor recruitment of consumer testers to a client’s specific needs. CTI’s clear, accurate and actionable results, makes a significant impact on how products will succeed in the current marketplace as evidenced by the fact that more than half the top 10 food, beverage and QSR leaders choose Contract Testing Inc. for sensory and consumer product research.

About the New Facility

CTI’s new Grand Rapids facility is located on the booming 28th Street SE business corridor – just minutes from numerous dining and shopping venues; it is also twelve minutes from Gerald R. Ford International Airport, where eight airlines provide 120 flights daily, including non-stop travel to 15 U.S. airports.

The facility includes two testing areas with computerized testing stations for 44 participants and a focus group suite with an eight seat viewing room for clients. The large kitchen includes ample counter space, secure dry storage, double door 49 cu. ft. fridge and freezer and flexible electrical for six ovens, ten microwaves and retail food service equipment.

Why Grand Rapids?

Grand Rapids is the second-largest city in Michigan and is one of the 20 strongest-performing American metropolitan areas according to The Brookings Institute. It is the fastest growing region in the upper Midwest, outpacing peer communities in both job creation and wealth creation. Grand Rapids truly reflects Middle America both economically and demographically.

About Contract Testing

Since 1985, CTI has constantly and effectively fine-tuned its protocols for conducting meaningful product research. In that time, CTI has grown and retained a client list of the most successful food, beverage and QSR brands. CTI’s in-depth consultation ensures that test designs are customized to meet each client’s unique development needs. CTI’s clients return year after year because the team is responsive, flexible and accountable. They proactively anticipate client needs with speed and accuracy, free from bureaucracy. Some call the team at CTI a client’s secret ingredient. Or simply the recipe for a food or beverage product’s success.

Contract Testing Inc. is proudly celebrating its 30th year and the move to this new location reflects another important milestone for CTI as it continues to grow its North American sensory testing and consumer product research offering.

For further information, including media inquiries, contact: Michael Capp, Director, (905) 456-0783 ext. 242, or michael.capp(at)

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