Retail Rising

Fast casual may still be a darling of the foodservice world—appropriately enough, given that the category’s top 150 chains grew sales 13.1 percent in 2012—but retail foodservice is a rising and dynamic player that demands attention. The retailer meal solutions segment grew to $37 billion in sales in 2012 from $35 billion in 2010, according […]

Canada’s Retail Foodservice Reveals Growth and New Opportunities

The retailer meal solutions (RMS) category continues to thrive in Canada. In fact, it’s a foodservice segment that has revealed incremental growth of 1.3 percent, according to 2012 Technomic industry calculations. Shifting behavior and patronage is pushing this prepared-foods sector forward, as 42 percent of today’s consumers report purchasing RMS four times or more per […]

Supermarket…or Restaurant?

It wasn’t too long ago that people went to supermarkets just for groceries or maybe that precooked rotisserie chicken. These days there are many supermarkets with highly developed foodservice programs that take aim at customers looking for a place to dine out or pick up a meal on the go. Supermarkets are now featuring everything […]