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Steven Johnson
Works at Foodservice Solutions
Attended University of San Francisco
Lives in Tacoma, WA
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What’s for Dinner?  Well in growing numbers it might just be Green Zebra the ‘better for you’ hybrid convenience store / grocery store started by Lisa Sedlar is proving all of her critics wrong having turned the Green Zebra p...
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Shop, Eat, Learn = Customer Loyalty for Grocery Stores #GrocerantGuru #FoodserviceSolutions
Placing more emphasis on eating and learning offers some significant benefits for supermarkets.
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2015 Faster Fresh Food
What
time is dinner time, anytime, according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant
Guru™?   The convergence of consumers and
convenience is expanding the reach of fresh prepared Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat
in 2015 at a faster adoption rate than ever before.  T...
What time is dinner time, anytime, according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru™?  The convergence of consumers and convenience is expanding the reach of fresh prepared Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat in 2015 at a faster ado...
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2015 Faster Fresh Food
What
time is dinner time, anytime, according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant
Guru™?   The convergence of consumers and
convenience is expanding the reach of fresh prepared Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat
in 2015 at a faster adoption rate than ever before.  T...
What time is dinner time, anytime, according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru™?  The convergence of consumers and convenience is expanding the reach of fresh prepared Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat in 2015 at a faster ado...
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When the kids say I’m hungry, What’s for Dinner? There is a very slim chance that dinner is going to be cooked from scratch.  Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru™ has documented the explosive growth of the Ready-2-Eat and H...
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Is the Food Price, Value, Service, Equilibrium Resetting?
Are
current food market measuring metrics adequate? Boomers, Millennials, Gen X
are all equally resetting the Price,
Value, and Service Equilibrium in retail foodservice. A Danish Philosopher
once said: Life
can be understood by looking backward, but must b...
Are current food market measuring metrics adequate? Boomers, Millennials, Gen X are all equally resetting the Price, Value, and Service Equilibrium in retail foodservice. A Danish Philosopher once said: Life can be understood...
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The Landscape has changed. What's Slowing Restaurant Growth? http://grocerants.blogspot.com/2015/02/is-65-inch-hdtv-syndrome-slowing.html
Retail foodservice continues evolving with a strong focus on the consumer.  At the intersection of the consumer, technology and retail food sales we find the grocerant niche creating and expanding points of quality food distr...
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AUSTRALIA: New Grocery Code Of Conduct Officially Unveiled #GrocerantGuru #FoodserviceSolutions
AUSTRALIA: New Grocery Code Of Conduct Officially Unveiled. The Australian government has formally introduced a new Food and Grocery Code of Conduct, a voluntary standard aimed at safeguarding suppliers. Aldi has already agreed to sign up to the code, which will be binding on all signatories, ...
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Mobile Pre-Order-Pick-Up,  Take-Out, Delivery, are Restaurants Needed? http://grocerants.blogspot.com/2014/07/is-smart-money-betting-big-that.html
Back in the day the old adage was ‘follow the smart money’ and you will find success. Foodservice Solutions® team has been inundated with queries from chain restaurant operators and technology companies on the undercurrents a...
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Fresh Food Fast at Green Zebra Grocery
What’s
for Dinner?   Well in growing numbers it
might just be Green Zebra the ‘better for you’ hybrid convenience store /
grocery store started by Lisa Sedlar is proving all of her critics wrong having
turned the Green Zebra profitable in less than one year...
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Are grocery and c-stores a threat or opportunity for fast casual restaurants? #GrocerantGuru #FoodserviceSolutions
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Grocerant Guru
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  • Foodservice Solutions
    Grocerant Guru, 1991 - present
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Tacoma, WA
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Tacoma, WA - New York, Pennsylvania, California, Florida, Colorado - Washington DC & Washington State
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In retail foodservice at the intersection of competitive intelligence and successful business development you find the leading grocerant consultancy Foodservice Solutions® of Tacoma Washington and Steven Johnson. Specializing in the Grocerant niche with ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat fresh and fresh prepared food served in both traditional and non-traditional avenues of distribution.
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Steven A. Johnson is Grocerant Guru at Tacoma, WA based Foodservice Solutions.   He specializes in outsourced vertical positioning - marketing strategy and business development, identifying, quantifying and qualifying niche opportunity for global foodservice related activity. My experience has focused primarily on C-level sales building opportunity with industry leading international companies including: The Procter & Gamble Company, Papa John’s International, Ritz Camera, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing, Office Max, Chi Chi’s, D’angelos, TGI Fridays, Fuddruckers, Pallino Pastaria, Cyberslice & Food.com., Bayer, Technomic.  

 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. Additionally Johnson held senior positions with both Fuddruckers, TGI Fridays and began his career as a franchisee for Der Winerschnitzel. Operationally, Johnson’s has had successful hands on P&L responsibility at each level culminating with oversight responsibility 586 units with 625 million in sales provides proven top line revenue and bottom line profit building abilities. Under contract as COO he repositioned Cheetaria LLC, narrowed its product line and re-branded the concept for industry launch.    Building and growing margins, strengthening teams; while simultaneously promoting the companies agenda are all areas in which Johnson has had particular success.

 Johnson holds a Masters 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 for graduating first in his graduation class. Outstanding service Award, by the Boy Scouts of America. 

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  • University of San Francisco
  • Saint Josephs University
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