CTS is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI. We specialize in developing problem-solving and money-saving software for independent grocery retailers.

In addition to our main product SmartGrocer, we also provide the following services:

  • Mobile Application Development for iOS, Windows CE/Mobile
  • Supermaket Consulting
  • Custom Software Development
  • Database Development


CTS was founded in December 2008, but the SmartGrocer product was born years before then. From 2005-2008, the founders collaborated and developed SmartGrocer with one goal: through smart software, make a quantum leap in productivity and information visibility for grocers. CTS worked collaboratively with VG’s Foods, a 17 store independent grocer in southeast Michigan to bring the software from concept to reality.


Steve Schoon

President, CTO

Steve is a veteran software developer and designer, and is the driving force behind SmartGrocer.

Prior to founding CTS, Steve managed software teams and provided consulting services in the retail grocery, distrubution, and manufacturing industries.

In addition to creating SmartGrocer, Steve is a sought-after system architect that has designed and developed large-scale and highly reliable order management systems for multiple large wholesalers.

Clients that have worked with Steve value his ability to understand the tough problems that businesses face, and then create innovative solutions that solve those problems in simple and easy-to-use ways.

A few of our valued clients

Relationships and Memberships

CTS is a proud supporter of the following organizations:


Bozzuto's Retail Technology Solutions

Industry Groups

National Grocers Association
Illinois Food Retailers Association
Indiana Grocery and Convenience Store Association
Michigan Grocers Association
Minnesota Grocers Association
Ohio Grocers Association
Wisconsin Grocers Association


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