Without any doubt grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food is driving top line sales growth in the retail food sector. Not entirely unexpected but as with any growing trend regional food retailers continue to garner market share (with but one exception) leading this exciting and growing niche.
From San Juan, PR to Orange County, CA, New York, NY to Seattle, WA retail success can be found in the Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food grocerant niche at outstanding regional players. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner success can be found at with the following retailers:
1. Super Max, San Juan
2. Metropolitan Market, Seattle
3. Super King, Orange County
4. Duane Reed, New York
5. Wawa, Philadelphia
6. McDonalds, Chicago Coast to Coast and around the World its “My McDonalds”
7. Trader Joe’s
Super King store director Raffi Karayan describes just some of the prepared food menu:"We have ceviche, we have pico de gallo, tabouleh — the most famous middle eastern vegetarian salad, we got avocado salsa, we’ve got Armenian chicken salad, everything for everybody," Karayan said.
The center of the store is not Dead yet, but is becoming less relevant than ever before. Consumer relevance can be found at McDonalds, with a changing menu and packaged for take-away and Super King where flavor profiles reflect regional demographics with an ever increasing global flavor. Are you ready for a Grocerant Emersion tour?
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