The New Consumer: Foodservice blurs with retail

The New Consumer: Foodservice blurs with retail

This is part of a series of IdeaXchanges and other SN articles describing the Millennial Revolution's impact on the food distribution industry.  SN's The New Consumer conference in September will focus on attracting and retaining Milliennial shoppers

The blurring of foodservice has been embedded as a key trend in U.S. grocery retailing for a number of years. However, the need to better meet changing shopper needs, and particularly those of Millennials (aged between 18 to 34), is accelerating this. Retailers are aiming to win in this space with Millennials through providing more convenience, inspiration around meal solutions, and meeting more of their daily food needs.

But their needs go beyond this. There is also a much stro

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