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  What’s for Dinner is the age-old question every parent hears, and most say I don’t know.  Today more and more families or looking online, or for new avenues of fresh food distributions in the way of meals and meal components that can be mixed and matched into perfect family meal.   Alternative fresh food […]
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  There is no doubt that consumers are evolving with technology so fast many retailers feel that they can’t keep up, it cost too much to keep up, or that they should not try to keep up. The team at Foodservice Solutions® believes that it’s not the technology that’s the problem. The problem is how […]
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  Grocerant niche fresh prepared meals and meal components can drive top line sales and bottom-line profits.  From time to time you need to look beyond your current menu items.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® consider, Finnish startup REBL Eats.  They launched six new plant-based breakfast items and sandwiches […]
  1. Media & Marketing
  Consumers are dynamic not static and today that means smartphones are fast becoming the food marketing platform of choice according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. In a battle for share of stomach C-stores, restaurants, bodegas, and grocery store delis all need a fresh focus on smartphones. Art Sebastian, […]
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  Looking for success clues restaurants continue to evolve in foodservice most completive space the Grocerant Niche. That space is wide open it is not dominated by Restaurants, Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Drug Stores, or Dollar stores according to Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson; who stated “retail foodservice is now about […]
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Giving credit where credit is due.  The grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line sales and bottom-line profits in every channel of retail foodservice.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® the recent insights by the NPD group show just have important the […]
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  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food will drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits in 2022 according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Stop by and visit us at the 2022 National Restaurant Show. Today, the need for branded, craveable fresh food is preferred 8.6 to 1 over […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
A federal class action lawsuit has been brought against McDonald’s and Wendy’s alleging that the two chains misrepresent the size of their beef patties and sandwich toppings in ads. Wendy’s features undercooked patties that appear up to 20 percent larger than in real life, according to the suit. McDonald’s engages in a similar practice.
  1. Department: Food
Small grocery chain Kowalski’s Markets is looking to improve the online ordering experience through a collaboration with Mercatus. Based in Minnesota, Kowalski’s Markets has 11 locations. It is known for offering a compelling store experience and a full assortment of local and ethically-sourced specialty grocery, prepared foods and fresh products. The Kowalski’s team turned to Mercatus to […]
  1. Department: Food
  Food marketing executives are loving the virtual kitchen, virtual restaurant, and delivery space.  Today there seems to be no end to the ability of food marketers extend a brand, concept or partnership according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. Nextbite,is a virtual restaurant.  They are rolling out its first […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
With the world’s largest grocery catalog at our fingertips, we’ve had a front row seat to the food trends and eye-popping stats that illustrate how people are eating, drinking and shopping over the past decade.
  1. Department: Food
  Food Marketing professionals never take a break, and they are always looking a customer ahead.  Global CPG retailer Unilever is actively targeting Generation Alpha.  So just who is Generation Alpha?  They are the children of Generation Y, and often the younger siblings of Generation A.  More that 2.5 million are born globally ever week.  […]
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  Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food continues to drive top-line growth and bottom-line profits in every sector of retail foodservice today. Consumers have elevated fresh food for takeout, takeaway, and ToGo as a better option.   According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® “packaging’ is fast becoming […]
  1. Department: Food
CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. announced the second year of its Go Fresh & Local Supplier Accelerator, a program designed to enhance and accelerate the selection of local items sold in the Kroger Family of Companies. The program provides a pathway to entry for local businesses of all sizes by allowing American-based growers and producers […]
  1. Media & Marketing
A couple of quick comments from readers about stories that ran yesterday on MNB… We had a piece about how LL Bean has announced that for the month of May, it is going off the grid, pausing all social media posting for the month and wiping clean its Instagram page.  The company says the move […]
  1. Channel: Delivery
DoorDash has opened another ghost kitchen in New York City. The company’s first ghost kitchen opened two years ago in Redwood City, Calif. The project is being done in cooperation with Nimbus, a New York City-based shared kitchen. The ghost kitchen will be producing food from DOMODOMO sushi restaurant, Kings Co Imperial, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, […]
  1. Channel: Restaurants
Once the leader in the grocerant niche focused on selling Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat meals and meal components. In a new partnership aimed at drive new electricity into aging brand; KFC is targeting Mother’s Day to make a statement according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. So, this Mother’s Day, KFC and Proflowers are helping […]
  1. Department & Category
  Evolving with grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food is an art that Casey’s General Store has been doing for the past 14 years, and doing it very, very, well according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®. With all of the gusto of a young restaurant start-up and […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Contagion concerns may have subsided considerably, but many consumers are holding onto their cooking-at-home habits. In a call with analysts Thursday (April 28) discussing multinational meal kit company HelloFresh’s first-quarter 2022 earnings results, Founder and CEO Dominik Richter argued that at-home cooking is a “very sticky category,” adding that it is “here to stay.” “Due […]
  1. Department: Food
The rapper will host a day of merchandise drops on the shopping app, including a line of items branded with Panera’s logo and images of its chicken sandwich. Dive Brief: Panera Bread is partnering with Ntwrk, a livestreaming mobile shopping platform, to help promote the restaurant chain’s new chicken sandwich, according to information shared with […]
  1. Corporate Strategy
Axios has a piece about Chicken N Pickle, a restaurant chain that “combines food and sport, similar to golf concepts … like Topgolf, Puttery and Stroke,” but in this case includes on-premises pickleball courts in an indoor-outdoor facility. “The menu is casual, and, of course, features fried pickles,” the story says.  “Each location’s menu looks a […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
Today I am visiting the new Whole Foods store in Sherman Oaks, California … the second in the fleet to be equipped with Amazon’s Just Walk out technology.  What I found was a small store – just 10,000 square feet – in which the tech is impressive, but the brand’s trademark focus on fresh diminished.  […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
  Has the crypto currency craze reached its peak?  It just might have as Which Wich Superior Sandwiches is selling 100 Crypto Box meals per store that includes a CryptoCoin.  According to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®” there are a lot of people taking about having crypto currency, if you […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. — Dollar General on Thursday reported net sales of $8.8 billion for its fiscal year 2022 first quarter, an increase of 4.2% over the prior-year period. The net sales increase was primarily driven by positive sales contributions from new stores, partially offset by a slight decline in same-store sales and the impact of […]
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WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Health announced on Thursday the launch of CVS Health Virtual Primary Care, a new virtual care solution available through a single digital platform. The offering connects CVS Health’s services, clinical expertise, and data for a more coordinated and consumer-centric health care experience. The company said the new solution enables consumers to […]
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Retail media networks (RMNs) are an exciting place to run ads, because of the valuable first-party data that retailers have about their customers. RMNs create an ability to target a specific retailer’s customers and provide valuable insights into how people shop. And brands certainly are not hurting for choices. Just last week, Ulta announced a media network and the hotel chain, Marriott, the week prior. 
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In 2022, the perfect store is rooted in constant evolution — a system that maybe isn’t perfect in every moment, but is agile always, malleable when needed, and capable of critical self-reflection. These innate characteristics of the modern perfect store are supported by, and in return support, the adoption of a few important technologies and […]

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