eLearning and blended digital training


Optimize Training Time

Integrating digital learning into your training program will save you and your staff time and time = money!

Understand and Fill Gaps

Using carefully planned assessment and adaptive learning strategies help learners discover and fill knowledge gaps.

Accelerate Performance Increases

Our learning solutions help our clients support the growth of their efficiencies and production.

We specialize in data insights training for the category analyst, manager, & key account professionals.


In our experience, digital learning produces the best improvement results when integrated with a full spectrum of learning opportunities that align with company vision and goals. Let’s brainstorm on how to develop a training package, such as our signature Skill UP!™ program,  that will take your learner’s knowledge, skills and competencies to the next level.


We offer a rapidly growing, ready-to-use library of content that is geared toward category management, retail, and shopper insights that can be adapted to any organizational need.  Additionally, we offer bespoke custom content development that is not only specific to organization goals but also the learners.  Let us show you how.


Cloud-based technology allows us to build and track adaptive learning content with rich media, interactions, and assessments that can be easily localized.  Let us show you how we can use our technology stack to develop programs incorporating webinars, instructor lead training, social learning, and push notifications to keep learners on track.

PROFITS Beverage Sales Training

The PROFIT Beverage Sales Training System is out latest process based training system that can help you take you and your teams to a whole new level of competition.  This fact-based sales system is grounded in empathic communication techniques that will enable your sales team to develop long-lasting strong relationships with your customers and retailers.

Learn what retailers really want!

The PROFITS courses were developed in partnership with Tom Fox,  nationally recognized leader in Retail Sales and Category Management for the beverage industry. Formerly a Vice President of National Accounts, he has extensive experience working with major domestic suppliers, importers, wholesalers and retailers. Tom has successfully developed win/win relationships with retailers as both a “Category Captain” and “Category Validator.” Tom also contributes to numerous national publications and serves as a panelist at beverage industry seminars and conventions.

  • PROFITS Sales Process – For junior to mid-career beverage and alcohol supplier and distributor sales professionals
  • PROFITS Coaching and Sales – For anyone who manages sales people who are responsible for selling to retail; distributor sales supervisors, district managers or sales managers/directors, distributor sales reps that are being considered for future management opportunities, supplier sales managers who manage “feet on the street, any senior level executive on the distributor or supplier side of the business
  • PROFITS Key Account Leadership – For supplier national account reps, distributor key account reps, managers/directors responsible for leading and developing key account teams, on/off premise managers and any future key account leaders/managers

Skill UP!™

Skill UP!™ Services is our popular signature category management blended learning program that has proven success in over a dozen top companies in the last several years.  Using the components below we are able to custom tailor a CPG training solution to each company’s needs and goals.

Flexible training from A to Z in Category Management

We offer easy to access and distribute online self-directed learning programs in category management for all positions across an organization. These may be used to build awareness as well enhance and refresh overall expertise in category management and the consumer packaged and retail industries.  Learners become more effective in their roles, develop better category plans, and better execute collaboration with internal and external partners though our programs.

  • Establish foundational knowledge
  • Tools and resources available to every student
  • 33 Certified Category Management courses, 3 Certification levels
  • Mix and match courses for job roles and functions
  • Full reporting, knowledge checks, gap closures and pre assessments

A framework for on-boarding success!

Successfully on-board new team members and hires efficiently and effectively. Our approach to building foundational skills through application reinforcement challenges guarantees capability and retention. This on-boarding framework provides a cost-effective and friendly way to take category management and shopper insights to the next level through flexible online delivery.

  • Reinforce foundational skills with mentor challenge and support
  • Repeatable framework
  • Available 100% online
  • Flexibility to customize program aspects to client needs

Elevate seasoned individuals to a higher level.

Teams are often made up individuals at different skill levels to fit towards fulfilling various needs. We offer assessments to help teams recognize the best training options required to elevate seasoned team members to the next level. Enable those with foundational skills to be elevated to the next level in a condensed time period through more rigorous challenge.

  • Accelerated time frame
  • More rigor
  • More real-world application
  • Graduates become better leaders for the team

Target focus for great execution.

Conducting focused and targeted training initiatives for an organization with team members spread out over distances can be difficult. A great way to deliver a highly focused training session against key company initiatives is to use key events like National Sales meetings, team summits or webinars. These immersion events provide punctuated learning to compliment other aspects of the Skill UP! program.

  • Targeted focus
  • Cross functional team delivery
  • Train new skills quickly
  • Build retention and reinforcement for concepts being poorly executed

Determine your team strengths and opportunities.

We facilitate the creation of competency models focused on knowledge, skill and ability which future success may be measured against. Based on the model we then create and implement an action plan as well as determine the best approach for measurement. This can be integrated with existing programs or stand-alone assessment tools.

  • Current strengths that can be leveraged
  • Recommended focus areas to elevate capability
  • Recommended plan based on your budget
  • Individual or Multi-Rater designs

Some of Our Course and Features Examples


Red Bull case studies brought to life as scenario based insight development courses


Fact-based collaborative sales presentation development


High-quality rich media interactive learning


Multi-language updates controlled by a single source, saving time for localized courses


Multi-device single-publish HTML5 responsive design

It is our pleasure to design and deliver the highest quality training for learners.

Over the past years, we have continuously worked with our clients to understand their needs and provide simple training solutions to meet their unique needs. We’re flexible and offer you a platform resource for your entire business, from packaged courses to custom training design and mobile delivery. Whether you’re looking for training content to better recognize the points of shopper influence or how to design superior custom content for your mobile learners, Learning Evolution helps make training easier and more fun to drive more sales.

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Are you interested in any of our shopper sciences training courses or packages?

We are more than happy to offer you a demonstration of any of our product library.  You can check out the leading edge alcohol retail sales course PROFITS, shopper centric Shopper Marketing Experts, or insightful CatMan courses with one of our experts!  Please indicate what you are interested in and we will contact you shortly.

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Thank you Nancy! Once I started, it became very thought-provoking and engaging that I just couldn’t stop. I highly recommend the courses to my peers. Great way to brush up on existing skills as well as gain new insight and knowledge on the various aspect of the industry.

Raj PatelCustomer Sales Executive, The Hershey Company

“I was a campus hire for Pepsi and worked my way into a Senior Category Analyst role. The online Category Management training that Pepsi offered to employees gave me functional training and industry understanding I didn’t have coming from Fullerton.

“Without the functional training that Pepsi offered I would not be in the position I am today. ”

Debbie Snider
Debbie SniderSenior Category Analyst, Pepsi Co. California State University – Fullerton

“I am happy to provide this recommendation on Learning Evolution’s category management training and CMA certified software. These training modules provide a very cost effective and thorough approach to CM training”

“Any organization will benefit greatly from the comprehensive content and efficient online delivery”

Tom Burkemper
Tom BurkemperSenior Director, Product Merchandising

“Acosta blends Learning Evolutions’ certified category management e-learning courses with additional communication and selling skills courses. Layering web-based and classroom leadership training modules with e-learning provides Acosta associates with some of the most complete and comprehensive training available in the industry today”

Paul Price
Paul PriceEVP, Acosta Sales and Marketing

Our courses are supported by real people

We offer the best support and service you can imagine. When you decided to use one of our solutions we don’t abandon you from there! Our customer support team is first in class and constantly receives praise for their fast and friendly attention to detail.