Proactive and entrepreneurial both Grocery stores operators and Convenience stores operators are entering the ready-2-eat heat-N-eat fresh prepared food niche. Full speed ahead from coast to coast, each sector is increasing the number of new high quality offerings to entice restaurants consumer to make the switch.
Here are just a few new menu offerings:
- Publix Bacon Peppercorn Flavored Rotisserie Chicken
- Trader Joe’s Wine Country Chicken Salad: with white-meat chicken, pecans, celery, poppy seeds and dried cranberries
- Rutters Breakfast subs with double egg, double cheese and double meat
- Central Market with Chimichurri Rostisserie Chicken
- Whole food roman style pizza
- Sheetz Grilled Chicken Cesar Wrap and Garlic Fryz
NPD Group restaurant industry analyst Bonnie Riggs stated "This is something that had been happening prior to the recession, and it has only gotten exacerbated by the recession,…Riggs expects supermarkets to continue to see decent takeout business as the recession fades, largely because NPD projects takeout meals eaten in-home will grow by 20 percent during the next decade.
Grocerant ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat food is growing in number of locations. The quality of offerings is improving while in many cases a pricing advantage over traditional restaurants can be found. Consumer retail foodservice shopping patterns are repositioning and new sector leaders are beginning to surface.
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