Grocerant Guru's articles

  1. Channel: Mass
One foodservice clue that time and time again continues to resurface is “the consumer is dynamic not static”.  Steven JohnsonGrocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® insist is “successful companies that focus on customer pain point, provide solutions, win time and time again. You are going to love reading how Walmart the retail behemoth […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
Last week Heather Lalley pointed out in an article that inflation was driving consumers to make different choices when it comes to buying groceries.  So, the team at Foodservice Solutions® wanted to see if those choices held true for consumer in in the omni-channel grocerant niche.  Turns out they are very similar but we noticed […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Consumers move forward, want change, but don’t like it, drive change but don’t know it according to Steven Johnson Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® who stated, “Restaurant operators must step “outside of their comfort zone if they want to keep pace with consumers.”
  1. Department: Beverage
  1. Channel: Convenience
Summer time is outdoor time for most of us.  Getting away from the gym, getting outdoors and walking, hiking, or running being outdoors brightens our days.  7-Eleven has given everyone many reasons to get out and stop by their stores this summer including free Slurpee’s, Big Bites for a buck, and a chance now to […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Do you remember the old adage; getting ‘butts in seats’ used to be the only worry for restaurant managers trying to drive top line sales and bottom-line profits at their restaurant. Steven Johnson the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® stated recently “The consumer is dynamic not static. If the consumer likes […]
  1. Shopper & Customer
  Once again Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson reminds regular viewers of this blog that ‘less is more’ in the minds-eye of the consumer and transparency in labeling, packaging, and menus equals authenticity in the minds-eye of the consumers and that builds loyalty.
  1. Data & Insights
Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive customer migration in every sector of retail foodservice. Regular readers of this blog know that mix & match meal bundling is a hallmark of the grocerant niche.  Here are some recent grocerant Scorecard results that help you see why: