Retailing of Prepared Foods & Ready-to-Eat Foods Discussed by Packaged Facts08 Aug 2012 • by Natalie Aster
Like it or not, food health is here to stay. With the costs of healthcare skyrocketing, and millions of Baby Boomers nearing retirement, consumers cannot afford to neglect their health and wellness to the degree that so many of their weights suggest. And change in the form of menu labeling regulation and increased consumer education initiatives is now upon the foodservice industry, at the municipal, state and federal levels.
When it comes to easting healthy, a gap has long existed between what people say and what they do. But this cannot dismiss the fact the millions and millions of people do want to eat healthy.
According to the report “Prepared Foods and Ready-to-Eat Foods at Retail, 2nd Edition” by Packaged Facts, in 2011, Whole Foods piloted its new Wellness Clubs concept in four stores. Whole Foods Market Wellness Clubs are intended to provide an inviting environment where members are empowered to make educated and positive lifestyle choices that promote their long-term health and well-being. The Clubs feature nutrition courses developed by medical doctors and a dietician; inspirational and informative skills-building classes; culinary classes; Supper Clubs and special events; coaching and support; a wellness assessment tool that keeps track of member progress; and access to a growing local network of community businesses offering additional benefits.
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More and more supermarket and grocery operators are integrating this message into their growth and marketing strategies. Specialty food retailer The Fresh Market takes it as far as weaving “neighborhood” into its customer experience philosophy: there, customer experience is driven by its striving to offer high-quality food products and an uncompromising commitment to customer service within an attractive, convenient shopping environment that draws from a “Neighborhood Grocer” atmosphere.
More information can be found in the report “Prepared Foods and Ready-to-Eat Foods at Retail, 2nd Edition” by Packaged Facts.
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