Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Convenience Stores Prepared Food Drives More Profits

There are times in a business lifecycle that everything that you do just seems to be clicking just the way it should.  At Foodservice Solutions® those times are here!  Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® has been pontificating the benefits of grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food since 1991.  He’s still right.  There is no doubt that a as a C-stores increases its grocerant niche fresh prepared food sold, profitability expands.

We are not alone any longer in a new report from Datassential, they found that “foodservice is the top driver of profitability for convenience store operators. Datassentials found:

1.       In fact, 77% of convenience stores claim that their foodservice offerings are “very profitable.”
2.       Foodservice is ranked very profitable by more c-stores than bottled and canned beverages (69%),
3.       More than Beer and alcohol (56%),
4.       Even more than gasoline (37%),
5.       41% of consumers are buying more c-store prepared items than two years ago,
6.       one-third of those consumers say that is because c-stores are providing a higher-quality experience and more variety,
7.       The biggest increases in offered items since 2012 are ethnic foods such as egg rolls, empanadas and sushi,
8.       43% of c-store visitors buy something that they hadn’t planned on,
9.       74% of operators have seen an increase in their breakfast foodservice sales thanks to offerings of hot breakfast sandwiches,
10.   The top of the list for food items with the greatest sales growth according to operators is pizza.

Without doubt we respect everyone at Datassential.  However success does leave clues and when it comes to helping companies get ahead and say ahead within the Grocerant niche filled with Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food.  Simply put our clients and our insights continue to be five years ahead.  So if you are prepared to Look A Customer Ahead call our Grocerant Guru® 253-759-7869.

Invite Foodservice Solutions® to complete a grocerant program assessment, grocerant scorecard, brand, or product placement assistance.  Since 1991  of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche. Contact: or 253-759-7869 

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