Sure Portland, Oregon has the next grocerant niche start-up grocery store that is most likely go public in New Season Market. Yes, Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson thinks that New Season Market is a better growth prospect than Whole Foods Market , Wegmans, or Sprouts Farmers Market.
Yes, Johnson favorite concept grocerant niche retailer in the United States is in Portland, Oregon and that concept is Green Zebra Grocery as regular readers of this blog know. Green Zebra Grocery currently has three stores open currently and a fourth in development.
However there is another innovative grocerant niche concept that could prove as a formidable restaurant, convenience store, and even a grocery store sector disruptor. That concept is a vegan convenience store called Food Fight! Ok, the name in this case tells the story. Look out traditional retailers.
Food Fight! recently opened its second location in Portland, offering products such as coconut bacon, vegan haggis and caviar, meatless jerky and a wide variety of other dairy products including meat-free products. What we like best about Food Fight! which will come as no surprise is its line of grab-and-go vegan sandwiches, whose product names include Lord of the Wings, Steak Bite Love and the Notorious B.L.T.
Food Fight! owners Chad Miller and Emiko Badillo opened the first unit in 2003 after moving from New York City to Portland, when the husband and wife discovered they had to visit multiple stores to purchase all the vegan products they wanted.
"We couldn't get all the things we wanted in one store when we were grocery shopping so we just decided to go for it and open our own — and get super into credit card debt," Miller said. "We try to make it seem like less like self-flagellation, self-sacrifice and make it a bunch of fun food," Miller said. "You don't have to give up corn dogs." Food Fight where you can get a ‘Better-for-You’ corn dog. Now you know.
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