Thursday, May 17, 2018

Five Success Clues for 2018 Grocerant Growth

Five undercurrents of growth are driving the continued expansion of grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food marketplace in 2018 according to Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru® Steven Johnson. According to Johnson to win in 2018 food retailers need a new Electricity integrated strategy.

Foodservice Solutions® field team headed by our own Grocerant Guru® has conducted in excess of 8,375 Grocerant ScoreCards. Non-client specific information garnered from those Grocerant ScoreCards during 2017 was the source for our findings. The five undercurrents driving grocerant growth are:

  1. Increase in competition for share of stomach: Companies the ilk of McDonald’s  EveryTable, New Seasons Market, Eat Fit Go, Munchery, Hello Fresh, and Plated.
  2. Expanded Mix and Match Meal Bundling : Restaurants the ilk of  Essen Slow Food Fast, Freshii, Moaz, Native Foods CafĂ©, Veggie Grill, Safeway, Publix, Rutter’s Farm Stores, Sheetz, and Wawa.
  3. Customization and or Personalization of menu items drive’s Gen Z and Millennial adoption. Without doubt retailers that edify there retail food brand are creating a platform for consumer convenient meal participationdifferentiation and individualization and customer adoption.
  4. Small plates, Bold flavors, and Catering / Portability: Takeaways, and ToGo menu items sold in a restaurant, c-store, drug store, club store, furniture store, or grocery stores via a drive-thru, online, mobile, featuring authentic ethnic flavors regardless of the type of retail outlet for quick pick-up or delivery continue to drive adoption.
  5. Price : maybe Aldi said it best “Poor people must save, rich people like too”
Simply put Grocerant ScoreCards provide real-time customer relevance in our data dependent intelligence age according to our own Grocerant Guru®. Do you understand the undercurrents of change driving foodservice growth in 2018?  Do you understand the importance of integrating consumer relevance into your brand messaging? What’s your new electricity for 2018?

For international corporate presentations, educational forums, or keynotes contact:  the Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®.  His extensive experience as a multi-unit restaurant operator, consultant, brand / product positioning expert and public speaking will leave success clues for all. Visit: for more information

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