Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Mixing Meals & Medicine, legacy retail foodservice consultants / pundits scoffed at the future.

In a well written article Mixing Meals & Medicine published in Supermarket News. Legacy retail foodservice consultants-researchers turned pundits scoffed at grocerant fresh prepared food offerings entering the marketplace within the retail drug store channel. Utilizing metaphors and metrics of the 70’s & 80’s they have yet to properly estimate the power of today’s consumer. That consumer is dynamic not static.

Here is a direct link to the article:http://supermarketnews.com/retail_financial/mixing-meals-medicine-0809/

In most cases these are the same consultants that have advised, worked with and created the shrinking retail grocery store sector we find today. In fact we have 15,000 fewer grocery stores today than we had 20 years ago; and we have a growing population.

New formats including Trader Joe’s, Fresh & Easy and Wawa are out drawing many a grocery store in retail customer frequency, while building a loyal brand following developing top line sales and bottom line profits. Those legacy pundits continue to reposition legacy grocery stores near the bottom of the retail foodservice sector.

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