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    Food Safety 101

    Consider this: according to a study by the Atlanta-based U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in six delis had a refrigerator that was too warm; one in four delis had sanitizer solutions at improper concentrations for cleaning surfaces that come into contact [...]
  • Cover Story

    Succeeding in Sustainability

    The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 committed the United States to sustainability, declaring it a national policy “to create and maintain conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and [...]
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    Nine Top Retail DELI Trends For 2022

    The supermarket deli fared well last year compared to many segments. Specifically, 53% of supermarket deli operators said they saw an increase in sales, while about a third reported that sales stayed the same and only 8% saw a decrease, according to Datassential, a Chicago-based [...]
  • 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 [...]

Getting Prepared

Feature
Grabbing a prepared meal from the deli has come a long way from its roots in corned beef on rye. Today, deli prepared foods represent more than $20 billion in sales, according to 52-week data [...]

Pursuing Private Label

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Traditionally, private label products in supermarkets have not been designed to be distinctive. In fact, Eunkyu Lee, professor of marketing at New York’s Syracuse University, says private labels have long aimed to imitate well-known national [...]
Cheese Corner

Creating Inspired Cheeseboards

Say the words ‘cheese and crackers’ and fond memories often come to mind. Maybe it’s of one of Grandma’s wooden plates set with bite-sized squares of tooth-picked cheddar, or a baseball size pecan-crusted pimento cheese […]

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 […]

Grabbing A Slice of the Pie

Prepared Foods
In the United States, 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second, with 40% of Americans eating pizza at least once a week,according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Pizza Industry Council. And [...]

Soup’s Solid Sales

Prepared Foods
Soup has long been associated with comfort, so when the COVID-19 numbers started getting out of control last year and people were eating at home, fearful of what was happening, it’s no surprise that soup [...]

Imported Meat Continues its Surge

Procurement
Unlike bologna or domestic ham, imported meats from Prosciutto di Parma to Jamon Serrano to chorizo are enjoying new cache in the deli department and beyond. With the serious popularity of charcuterie boards, cured European [...]

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    From the Editor
    Deli departments in supermarkets have been in a strange place throughout the pandemic. On one hand, the delis never received the enormous boost in sales that grocery did at the beginning of the pandemic. It [...]

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