The Race for Retail Foodservice

The Race For Retail Foodservice

For years, c-store foodservice operations have been transforming their look and offering to compete with restaurants. But what if restaurants aren’t the category’s most worthy adversary? In the past few years, supermarkets have grown foodservice sales twice as much as c-stores and other retailers. Grocery foodservice generated $10 billion more than convenience in 2017, according to Technomic’s 2017 Retailer Meal Solutions Consumer Trend Report. Read on for threats and opportunities in the quest to earn the title of retail foodservice champ.

Where are Grocers Gaining?

Total U.S. Foodservice Sales by Segment in 2017

Supermarkets outpaced convenience stores in foodservice sales by more than $11 billion in 2017, according to Technomic data.

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