Monday, February 20, 2023

Bing is quickly learning about the Grocerant Niche Are You


Top of the day to you!  The team at Foodservice Solutions® wants to thank Microsoft’s Bing for writing today’s Blog.  Our team ask some basic questions about the grocerant niche and here is what Bing came up with:

According to the web search results, Steven Johnson is the founder of Foodservice Solutions® and the resident Grocerant Guru®. He coined the term Grocerant and was first to be published in both Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Business Magazines in the spring of 1996 defining the space12. Grocerant is a term that describes a grocery store that sells prepared foods or a restaurant that sells grocery items.

Grocerants are a hybrid of grocery store and restaurant. They typically sell grab-and-go meals or sometimes even offer sit-down dining and table service1Consumers are migrating to the grocerant niche because they offer convenience, variety, quality and affordability23456Grocerants can also help customers save time and money by combining food shopping and eating in one place2Grocerants are not only found in grocery chains, but also in other retailers such as clothing stores, convenience stores and niche supermarkets7891011.

Grocerants can benefit local producers in several ways. Some of the benefits are:

·         Grocerants can help support the local economy by keeping money in the community and reinvesting with local businesses and services12.

·         Grocerants can help local farmers keep more profit by reducing transportation and distribution costs and buying directly from them13.

·         Grocerants can help protect the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels and maintaining farmland and green space in the community24.

·         Grocerants can help promote local food culture and diversity by showcasing local specialties and flavors56.

·         Grocerants can help create local employment opportunities by increasing the demand and productivity of local food6.


Some examples of grocerants are:

·         Whole Foods: a nationwide chain of grocery stores that offers fresh, eco-friendly, health-oriented groceries and a variety of ready-to-eat meals, an in-store dining area, and even cafes. The store features made-to-order sandwiches, hot pizza, sushi, hot bar, salad bar, and pre-made sandwiches and wraps12.

·         Central Market, Safeway, Giant Eagle, and Kroger: grocery chains that sell freshly prepared rotisserie chickens, salads, and sandwiches, and most also offer sushi and beverages31.

·         7-Eleven, Wawa, Sheetz, and QuickChek: convenience stores that sell fresh and prepared sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and some locations offer dine-in seating1.

·         Tommy Bahama, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Brooks Brothers: clothing stores that have or are planning restaurants selling fresh prepared food in-store4.

Foodservice Solutions® team is here to help you drive top line sales and bottom-line profits. Are you looking a customer ahead? Visit for more information or contact: Remember success does leave clues and we just may the clue you need to propel your continued success.

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