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Betty Crocker Cooks Up Restaurant Meal Delivery

Betty Crocker just might be on her way you your house with dinner. Legacy food manufactures are being replaced in grocery stores with fresh ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat prepared food.

C-Stores Find Success with Fresh Prepared Food

 Can’t cook, yet love a diverse menu? In a hurry, but want a balanced meal? Look no further than your favorite convenience store.

Burger King Presses into Coffee Battle

Convenience Stores have be sipping / siphoning coffee market share from the restaurant sector and as Mitch Morrison reported in CSP Daily News C-stores “are finally growing their total hot beverage unit sales after the economy fell in late 2008. (They) are now back and above historical unit consumption levels.

Hand Held Food Still Drives 'Em In

In a recent survey conducted by David Decker of Consumer Edge Insight  of restaurant customers in the United States, when it comes to identifying what drives loyalty for restaurants, the most commonly-cited factors in determining which fast-casual restaurant is visited most often are best-tasting food (51%), good service (46%), cleanliness (45%), and highest-quality food (43%).

Brand Protection Stifles Restaurant Growth

Restaurant brand protectionism is what many chain restaurant marketing managers focus on and continue to do. All retail food and restaurant industry research consistency shows that that brand and or “Channel” protectionism is only important to the BRAND MARKETER. The research concludes it is not important to the consumer.

Non-traditional Food Retailers Pose More Threat to Restaurant Chains

The line between restaurants and food retailers is growing ever thinner. The fight for America’s food dollars continues to intensify as consumers find fresh prepared ready-2-eat food options at a wide and growing array of outlets across almost every channel: convenience stores, chain drug stores, restaurants, grocery stores, club stores, vending and even more non-food retailers like dollar stores.

Popeyes Thanksgiving Turkey

Turn up the heat with Popeyes Cajun Turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.  Again this year Popeyes is offering its Cajun style Turkeys with mix and match options that include Popeyes Crawfish Stuffing with Cajun Gravy.

Food Channel Disruptions Continue

The skill-set and the desire to cook from scratch today is diminishing rapidly.  While food consumers are a highly fragmented group there are universal commonalities creating channel disruptions.

Migration Marketing Builds Restaurant Sales

Party of one is simply not happening in the restaurant sector. A party of one is not a party! However if you are a grocery store, C-store or urban chain drug store then continue throwing the party because consumers are showing up.

5 Key Opportunities for C-Stores

Bill Bishop Jr. president of Willard Bishop presented findings from the NACS/Coca-Cola Retailing Research Council. Bishop identified five major platforms of opportunity for Convenience Stores. Those five platforms are Fresh Value Fast, Female, Friendly, Family Time, My Time and My Place.