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Steven Johnson
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Attended University of San Francisco
Lives in Tacoma, WA
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Not so Easy Fresh & Easy closing 3 east Las Vegas stores #GrocerantGuru #FoodserviceSolution
Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market is closing three underperforming grocery stores in east Las Vegas by Aug. 7.
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They just keep coming Handpick’s Smart Groceries marries meal and grocery delivery #GrocerantGuru #FoodserviceSolutions
If you're living in San Francisco, every startup is looking to get to your heart by way of your stomach. From pre-made ready-to-heat dinners made from chef’s recipes to full-on DIY ...
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Amazon Innovation A Dash Faster Fresher Than Kroger, Safeway, and Publix
What once was media hype and considered
another attention grabbing story by Amazon turns out to be true.  Amazon
says it is going prime time with Dash.  Dash is the small
plastic button, which is designed to be stuck or hung anywhere in
your home, allows yo...
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Higher wages a surprising success for Seattle restaurants http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article29623183.html
Menu prices are up 21 percent and you don't have to tip at Ivar's Salmon House on Seattle's Lake Union after the restaurant decided to institute the city's $15-an-hour minimum wage two years ahead of schedule.
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Is 7-Eleven Stores Trading the Roller Grill for Grocerant Niche Fresh Food?
The
world’s largest chain of convenience stores appears to be getting ready to say
good-by to Roller Grill.   As regular
readers of this blog have often lets us know it is time that 7-Eleven evolve
past the roller grill and become more like Sheetz and Wawa....
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Football, Food and HDTV driving change in food retail. 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 ni...
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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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