Saturday, January 2, 2021

Technomic Concedes Grocerant Leadership for Magazine Platform


When “Winsight, LLC, the parent company of Restaurant Business Daily and Restaurant Business magazine, announced that it had acquired Technomic, the one-time leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry. The team at Foodservice Solutions® knew that it had an opening to garner customers looking for food facts not media headlines.

Today, the Team at Foodservice Solutions® has a coveted leadership role in social media as well will well over 380,000+ followers on LinkedIn alone. While Technomic founder, Ron Paul, was a mentor to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, he was also the inspiration for much of what Johnson has accomplished making Foodservice Solutions®, the go-to source for food and foodservice industry insights and strategic advice on Grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food.

Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® was proud to announce that Technomic had edified one of our key industry findings back in the day.  Our Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson presented his grocerant niche 2014 research and key findings in 2015 here is a link to one of the presentations. Grocerant growth is driven in large part by consumers ability to save time.   

When Technomic found that “The number one takeout driver for millennials: speed of service.Sixty-seven percent of millennials name speed as the top reason they choose a restaurant for takeout and delivery, according toTechnomic’sGenerational Consumer Trends Report 


There was no one on Foodservice Solutions® team was surprised by the Technomic findings.  Consumer’s adoption of Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food has been growing steadily for years and in 2016 it is also getting much needed attention from many different legacy industry research firms jumping in with both feet. Welcome to our world.    


Restaurants, Grocery stores, and Convenience stores have grown their business on carry-out, drive-thru, and pre-ordered Take-Away fresh food.  More important there is no end in sight as Baby Boomers age they have begun migration to all avenues of fresh food distribution for Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food joining the millennials and their younger Gen Z counterparts who consider it second nature eat grocerant niche food.  


Since 1991 retail food consultancy Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche for more on Foodservice Solutions® or for a Grocerant Scorecard visit  Email:  

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