Starbucks yesterday announced that they were entering the CPG food niche joining Walgreen’s and 7 Eleven each with fresh prepared food test underway or about to rollout this fall. Convenience stores ampm, Circle K are entering the niche with both feet; if they realize the same success of Sheetz or Wawa, food retailing will never be the same.
Preferred Meal Systems Inc. located near Chicago announced that they have been selected to provide frozen, prepackaged meals as an outside vendor for Licking County's North Fork school district of Ohio.
School district’s, convenience stores, coffee shops, drug stores are all searching for “better for you” fresh prepared ready-to-eat or ready-to-heat food. This is just the beginning stage in the evolution of the grocerant niche.
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