Sunday, December 30, 2018

Walking in Circles in a Grocery Store Looking for One Item or Buy Groceries On-Line

Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®, Steven Johnson stated “for 20+ years legacy grocery stores have been acutely aware that consumers dislike going to the grocery store and spending 20 minutes just to pick up one or two items.” Consumers have options and saving time is at the top of most consumers shopping list according to Johnson.
What’s even worse most legacy grocery stores continue to utilize category managers whose sole job it is to ‘trick, fool, or confuse’ consumers into buying one product over the other depending of the profitability of the product.  News alert consumers have figured that out.  It is just another reason that consumers are migrating to new forms of fresh food distribution while avoiding legacy grocery stores according to Johnson.  
A new study from Brick Meets Click online grocery spending patterns of U.S. consumers forecasts a 15% growth rate in 2019, driven by an increase in the overall share captured by online in 2019 to 6.3%. While that number is still small considering the size of the marketplace.  It is important to remember that the convenience store sector is growing at roughly 3% in new stores per year and c-stores have 3.5 times as many stores as there are grocery stores.
David Bishop, partner with Brick Meets Click, noted in a release “Increasing the number of households who have access to online grocery shopping services with home delivery or pickup could add almost two points to the percentage of U.S. households who buy groceries online, pushing the 2019 monthly rate past 25% at the national level,"  The simple fact is consumers simply dislike spending so much time in a grocery store and then they still have to go home cook, and do dishes. 
Ok, it is just that simple grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food saves time and in most cased there are no dishes to do.  If you are a food retailer and your year over year customer counts are not going up its time to edify your grocerant niche Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh food platform.
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