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Steven Johnson
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Attended University of San Francisco
Lives in Tacoma, WA
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Is College Food Getting Better this Fall?
Are you sending your child
to college this fall?  If so fresh food
is top of mind for most campus dining rooms and that may not save you money,
but it may put save a freshman 10 lbs. Each year for the past ten
years Y-Pulse has been tracking
foodservice tre...
Are you sending your child to college this fall?  If so fresh food is top of mind for most campus dining rooms and that may not save you money, but it may put save a freshman 10 lbs. Each year for the past ten years Y-Pulse ...
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Does Your Restaurant Appeal to Millennials?
Harkin back when
McDonalds & Burger King, 7 Eleven & Sheetz, Bennigans & TGI
Fridays, and Kroger & Whole Foods were each simply competing against one
another. Today the consumer has ditched traditional loyalty programs,
disregards individual food channels, ...
Harkin back when McDonalds & Burger King, 7 Eleven & Sheetz, Bennigans & TGI Fridays, and Kroger & Whole Foods were each simply competing against one another. Today the consumer has ditched traditional loyalty programs, disre...
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Restaurant Calorie Information Makes A Difference To Diners #FoodserviceSolutions #GrocerantGuru @Grocerant 
A first-of-its kind study by the Centers for Disease Control finds that six-out-of-ten diners who are aware of calorie counts take them into consideration when placing their order.
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7-Eleven Free Food Birthday Bash Begins.
Happy
Birthday has never been so good for consumers. 
7-Eleven is celebrating its 87th birthday as a company with a full week
of free offers to customers.  The free
food give a way will last for eight consecutive days. 7-Eleven’s most iconic brand—Slurpee—c...
Happy Birthday has never been so good for consumers.  7-Eleven is celebrating its 87th birthday as a company with a full week of free offers to customers.  The free food give a way will last for eight consecutive days. 7-E...
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Success Drives Convergence of Grocery and Restaurant Concepts http://www.grocerants.blogspot.com/2014_06_01_archive.html
Americans have deemed Ready-2-Eat and Heat-N-Eat fresh prepared food “better for you” according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru™ Steven Johnson.  Leading grocers continue to separate from a pack legacy grocers with u...
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France to label 'homemade' dishes in restaurants #FoodserviceSolutions #GrocerantGuru @Grocerant 
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Industry analyst like to compare Whole Foods to Wegmans because they each have an embedded quality about their brand that helps them drive top line sales and bottom line profits while simultaneously
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Are you interested in entering the fastest growing retail food niche?  McDonalds, Burger King excel at ready-2-eat bundled meals.  Whole Foods reported great numbers driven by both fresh ready-2-eat and heat-N-eat prepared fo...
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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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