• 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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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    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 [...]
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    Taking it Online

    Fancy one of the signature deli subs from Publix Super Markets? Maybe it’s a chunky tuna or chicken salad or made with Boar’s Head ham. Either way, there’s no need to take a number and wait in line at the service counter or to even [...]

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 [...]

Rise of Mediterranean Foods

Mediterranean-style foods continue to be some of the fastest growing items in the deli department, and much of this growth is rooted in trends that extend outside the grocery store, such as is in quick-serve [...]
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 […]

Cheese Corner

All-American Meets Italian

From pizza to pasta to tiramisu, Americans have a deep appreciation of Italy’s cuisine. After all, what’s not to love? That love, of course, includes cheese. Italy is home to more than 400 different varieties, […]

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 [...]

Packaging During the Pandemic

Packaging for food has never been as scrutinized as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic, as consumers want assurances that the food they eat is safe. During the pandemic, consumers reported using higher levels [...]

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