• Cover Story

    The Grab-and-Go Phenomenon

    The grab-and-go segment has evolved over the years. As a result, supermarket delis are more diverse and have become more competitive with today’s restaurants. Its higher-end offerings providing convenient and fast pick up include everything from charcuterie platters to prepared food and everything in between [...]
  • Awards

    2021 People’s Awards

    Deli Business’ annual People’s Awards honors those individuals in the industry who are standouts in their fields. These retailers, distributors, academics, importers and marketing professionals’ personal and professional contributions in the deli and food industries are worthy of this annual recognition. Honorees are nominated by [...]
  • Cover Story

    The State of Sandwiches

    To say the last year has been challenging for supermarket deli prepared food programs may be an understatement. And there is no doubt prepared sandwich programs were caught in the crosshairs due to the pandemic. Yet, there is good news in recent months with what [...]
  • Cover Story

    The Prepared Food Pivot

    Prepared food has been a juggernaut for supermarket delis in recent years. In 2019, prepared meals were a top selling category, generating close to $15 billion, according to New York-based Statistica. During the 52 weeks ending Aug. 9, 2020, chicken had a 41.4% category share [...]
  • Cover Story

    How Green Grows the Deli

    An increasing number of deli consumers young and old are looking to heal the earth as they heal their bodies in our troubling times. The most obvious sign that times are changing is the popularity of menu items that are both nutritious and easy on [...]

A Lunchtime Education

Packing lunches for back-to-school is nothing new. In fact, school lunch menus and tips for preparing these kid-friendly mobile meals first appeared in American cookbooks at the end of the 19th century, according to an [...]

The Trend in Eating Responsibly

Walk into the deli department of a Whole Foods Market, and ethical selections—those products that are better for you, better for the planet and better for the workers that produce them—are everywhere. For example, find [...]
Cheese Corner

Gouda and Beyond

Holland is a sort of heaven for cheesemaking. The country’s year-round rainfall, relatively temperate climate and lush green grass provides an ideal environment for dairy cows to thrive. In fact, most of the milk goes […]

Cheese Corner

A Cheese for the Ages

It happened in a flash—in January this year, MacKenzie Smith, the blogger behind Grilled Cheese Social, posted a video to her TikTok of creamy feta pasta. Finnish blogger Jenni Hayrinen is credited with making the […]

Cheese Corner

American Cheddar: A True Classic

Cheddar, the world’s most widely enjoyed cheese, originates from the tiny village of Cheddar in Somerset, in southwest England. Cheddar’s history dates back to the 12th Century. According to legend, a milkmaid forgot a pail […]

Event Staple Makes A Return

Prepared Foods
As the United States emerges from the worst of COVID-19, entertaining is taking on a fresh new glow. Food offerings that target social occasions are again assuming a prominent place in the minds of consumers [...]

5 Ways to Promote Pasta

Prepared Foods
Pasta in a plethora of shapes has long enjoyed a place at mankind’s table. According to the National Pasta Association (NPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., there’s evidence that the Chinese made a noodle-like food as [...]

Finding Success in Salads

The salad category in delis has always been a stronghold, and although there has been a shift in prepared food formats due to COVID, sales have remained on the upswing. According to NielsenIQ, deli salad [...]

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    From the Editor
    The deli that lived off the traffic of grocery buyers must now be the draw that drives consumers into the store. August/September 2021 – As the United States moves from the COVID pandemic, there are, [...]

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