In the United
States Foodservice economic upheaval continues to linger with employment
instability in addition economic upheaval and cultural uncertainty continue
from China to Germany. In developed countries the whipsaw stock market is
you shake the tree the weak leaves fall. Once again restaurant consumer discontinuity has driven customers away
from restaurants in 2015 too grocery stores and convenience stores. When chains restaurants do not move with
consumers the consumers mo...
of a new Harris Poll study published found that 65 percent of shoppers spend
less than one minute researching products on their smartphone in the grocery
store before making purchase decisions. Seventy-five percent of the Harris Poll respondents s...
Boston Market from the start was
packed with grocerant niche potential yet unable to get out of its own way
according to Foodservice Solutions® Grocerant Guru®. While the grocerant niche has driven record
sales within all foodservice retail sectors, many ...
- Foodservice SolutionsGrocerant Guru, 1991 - present
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.
- University of San Francisco
- Saint Josephs University