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Steven Johnson is Grocerant Guru at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions®and a recognized food industry thought leader. Johnson excels at vertical brand and product positioning, marketing strategy and business development specifically identifying, quantifying and qualifying niche opportunity for global foodservice related activity. I can help place new products in non-traditional channels of distribution.
With an emphasis in grocerant niche, my focus has been on better for you food that is fresh or prepared ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat. I developed and implemented of the 5 P’s for food marketing for all retail foodservice companies including chain drug stores, grocery stores, QSR’s and particularly C-store clients.
During the past 15 years he as developed over 7.5 billion Dollars in avenues of new business revenue for clients and companies. His experience has focused primarily on C-level sales and brand building opportunity with industry leading international companies including: The Procter & Gamble Company, Papa John’s International, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing, Chi Chi’s, TGI Fridays, Fuddruckers, Food.com, Technomic, The Hartman Group.
Prior to Foodservice Solutions, Johnson worked for the US Department of the Navy, where he lead the development of Parcheesi’s Pizza Pasta Plus for global role out and implementation including the development of the first dockside mobile pizza kitchen for use by the US Navy during the first Gulf War.
Johnson holds a Master’s of Science in Food Marketing degree with distinction from Saint Joseph’s University, Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of San Francisco. He is a member o Beta Gamma Sigma the International Business School Honor Society. Johnson has received numerous awards including 3 EMMEY; Awarded by 3M for “Outside the box” thinking and team leadership. Food Marketing Award; Awarded by Saint Joseph’s University, Outstanding Service Award issued, by the Boy Scouts of America.