Friday, August 5, 2011

Convenience Store sector leading all retail foodservice growth.

Long understood as the ultimate destination for convenience, the introduction and rapid adoption of quality fresh food has leveled the competitive landscape in the minds eye of the consumer. The grocerant niche filled with ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh and prepared food continues to drive growth in all retail foodservice sectors.

Surprising too many but not to us here at Foodservice Solutions® the C-store sector is projected to grow again this year an additional 4.1 percent. When you combine the previous two years growth rate the C-store sector at the top of the retail foodservice growth charts for the past three years. Success does leave clues and it’s obvious the C-stores have picked them up.

The C-store sector has been overlooked by most food retailers as a true competitor.  The consumers have driven top line sales at the sectors leaders, Sheetz, Wawa, QuickChek, Rutters on the back of fresh food sales.  If success leaves clues this sector is one to watch.

Since 1991 retail food consultancy Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche for more on Steven A. Johnson and Foodservice Solutions® visit, or Facebook Steven Johnson

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