Americans love affair with restaurants is not dying. However increased competition with innovative food with a twist broadens consumer choice of dinning with quality, ease at home. Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh and prepared food is expanding consumer choice of Mix & Match Meal component options.
Restaurants, Convenience stores and Grocery stores are all selling Take-Away food. Meal Mix & Match grocerant meal components have been the leading sector in retail foodservice of late. It’s menu magic.
Mix & Match grocerant food allows the consumer to spend more time in front of the 65 inch TV. Grocery store brand loyalty and frequency increases with each advancement in quality Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat food. Here are examples of Mix and Match Meal components from Grocery stores only: What is your local grocery store are selling? More important how are you positioning your brand and products? Below are local grocery or C-store offering from around the country. Can you guess which retailers?
Goat Cheese Strawberry Salad: spring mix topped with thinly sliced
strawberries, blueberries, walnuts and crumbled goat cheese
Cajun Seasoned Potatoes: roasted potatoes topped with Cajun
Coconut Crusted Mahi Mahi and Chicken Tenders: coated in
toasted panko bread crumbs and cream of coconut (ready-to cook)
Mexican Lasagna, Mushroom Risotto
Crabcakes, Aegean Salad: shell pasta with Feta, onion, artichoke hearts, cherry
tomatoes and kalamata olives
Caprese Panini, BBQ Chicken Quesadilla,Matzo Ball Soupeared Chicken Breast with Peach & Chive Sauce
Parmesan Chicken Fingers, Turkey Roulade with Cranberry Stuffing.Side orders
Cauliflower Spinach Gratin
Artichoke & Asiago Croquette, Spaghetti with Seasoned Tomato Sauce, Escarole & Beans
Apple Almond Yam Cakes
Since 1991 retail food consultancy Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma, WA has been the global leader in the Grocerant niche for more on Foodservice Solutions® Bing or Google Grocerants or visit http://www.linkedin.com/in/grocerant, twitter.com/grocerant or Facebook Steven Johnson