Monday, February 7, 2011

Michelle Obama; college students hear you!

Foodservice Solutions Steven Johnson identified, quantified and qualified the grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food before anyone else even began to understand the under current transition in retail foodservice.

Michelle Obama’s focus on “better for you” food sustainability including garden fresh and fresh meal approach to eating programs are having positive results.

Sodexo the foodservice provider to 650 college campuses in the US released a list of eating trends that they see developing on campuses. The list is filled with low-fat, low carb, better for your foods.

College Food Trends in 2011

1. Grilled Chicken Souvlaki Kabob

2. Paella

3. Spanakopita

4. Cous Cous Chicken Stew

5. Orecchiette with Broccoli and Garbanzo Beans

6. Fattoush and Sumac (Pita Bread Salad with Tangy Dressing)

7. Spanish Tomato Bread with Manchego Cheese

8. Edamame and Corn Salad

9. Pesto Pasta Bowl

10. Wild Mushroom Risotto Balls with Pesto Aioli

I have followed this list and over the years it has proven extremely beneficial when working with clients. The grocerant niche has been picking up momentum for 11 solid years. Now momentum is propelling this niche into the mainstream of food retail at all levels. Better for you just may mean following the grocerant niche.

Since 1991 Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche. For product or brand positioning assistance contact Steven A. Johnson and Foodservice Solutions® or visit or on Facebook at Steven Johnson, GOOGLE: Steven Johnson Grocerants or

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