Grocerant Guru's articles

  1. Department: Food
At the intersection of ‘better for you food’ and fresh prepared food, Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® believe CVS Pharmacy can find incremental customer relevance. One trend that’s impossible to ignore is the rise of ready-to-eat and heat-n-eat fresh prepared foods. This “grocerant” niche is rapidly growing, and it’s time […]
  1. Data & Insights
In the face of rising inflation and grocery prices, low-income families are increasingly finding themselves in a precarious financial situation. If you did not have enough disposal income to go to a restaurant, or buy a meal for delivery, would you buy a desert or treat once in a while grocery shopping? That is the […]
  1. Department & Category
There is no doubt it cost a lot to go out to eat at fast food restaurant, fast casual restaurants and full-service sit-down restaurants.  That’s a problem for the restaurant industry according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Some new research insights on how the culinary interests of younger generations are shaping the […]
  1. Department & Category
  Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, has been observing the evolution of the food industry for years. One of the most exciting developments in recent times is the rise of technology-driven concepts like Speedy Eats, a trailblazer in the quick-service food industry. This innovative company is setting a new […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  The way we eat is changing. While traditional restaurants still hold a place in our hearts (and stomachs), a new trend is emerging: the grocerant aka retailers that sell fresh prepared meals and meal components for takeout and delivery. Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® continues to see wider […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® and his team, have been closely observing the battle for the consumer’s stomach among restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores. The recent Numerator’s Consumer Confidence report provides some interesting insights into this ongoing competition.  The report reveals a slight dip in consumer confidence in […]
  1. Department & Category
  In just another example of how Kroger still can’t quite figure out grocerant niche ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh prepared food. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA. based Foodservice Solutions® believes the line between customer relevance and price for a meal fresh prepared, flavorful, and fast meal is very close to $5 once again […]
  1. Data & Insights
  According to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® it not to late to review the following ten insights before you step on the floor of the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, this year. Before the Show: 1.       Set Goals and Priorities: Determine what you want to achieve at the show. […]
  1. Data & Insights
  In the face of persistent inflation, consumers are increasingly turning to promotions, discounts, and loyalty programs to manage the rising costs of dining out. A significant 78% of Americans concur that escalating menu prices have made dining out more challenging this year.  Once again StevenJohnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, wants […]
  1. Data & Insights
  Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®, is thrilled to share this news about Domino’s, a restaurant company that’s setting a new standard in corporate philanthropy. Domino’s has pledged to raise a staggering $300 million by 2034 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, marking the largest financial commitment ever made […]
  1. Department & Category
  There are at several reasons that Steven Johnosn, the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA Based Foodservice Solutions® thinks that Buffalo Wild Wings’ latest venture, Buffalo Wild Wings GO (BWW GO) will be a big hit.  This innovative concept is a game-changer in the Grocerant Niche for five key reasons:  1.                   Smaller Footprint, Bigger Impact: […]
  1. Channel: Grocery
  ALDI, a renowned global grocery brand, has been making waves in the grocery industry with its aggressive expansion plans has left success clues for all retailers to follow. The company’s unique marketing strategy and relentless focus on customer value have been instrumental in its rise to prominence. Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA […]