Monday, September 28, 2009

Top 6 Grocerant Retailers for 2009.

Grocerant food retailers constantly redefining themselves are following the lead of consumers. This winning strategy is providing new opportunity for Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Supermarkets, Dollar Stores and Restaurants. The focus on retailers is to innovate with unique differentiated products, new trends in packaging, mobile coupons and self-checkout lanes, Seasonal LTO’s, utilization of Social Media leveraged with traditional media platforms. The on going focus is convenience, speed of service and bold flavors. Grocerant Ready-to-Eat and Ready-to-Heat prepared meal components are today’s solution to a fast home cooked meal. At one time these components were found only in urban delis or hot food line in grocery stores. Currently Grocerant food components are located in big box stores like Costco, Sam’s. In national grocery stores including Safeway, Kroger and regional players like A&P or Metropolitan Market. Most interesting is the components are now featured at Restaurants with “Take Away” or “Take Out” sections around the globe. The Grocerant niche has some legacy leaders like Eatzi’s and Boston Market each one time notable has lost it’s way for any number of reasons and may never return to there glory days. Today, having followed then leader from the past, the new Grocerant niche leaders have established a platform for success that will sustain the niche for many years to come. The top 6 Grocerant niche leaders for 2009 are:
1. Central Market
2. Wegmans
3. Harris Tetter
4. Rutters
5. Wawa
6. Sheetz
The Ready-to-eat and Ready-to-Heat grocerant niche accommodates today’s family in a style that is built for change. Is your company bundling for success? For more go information on the history of the Grocerant niche follow the first link to: or to learn more about Foodservice Solutions follow this link: .

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