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 […]

Deli Meats

Going All Natural

As consumers seek products that are as unadulterated as possible, natural meat has been in the spotlight. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “products labeled as natural are products containing no artificial ingredients or […]

Procurement

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 […]

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. […]

Deli Meats

A Check Up on Chicken

Volatility in the food market generated by the pandemic continues to be evident in essentially all segments from farm to fork. One of the most evident places where the negative impact is being felt is in […]

Merchandising Review

Profiting from Pickles

When it comes to today’s trends, pickles check all the boxes. This food is a healthy, flavorful and fermented vegetable that is a hand-held, convenient and portable snack. In supermarket delis, pickles are sold individually […]

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 […]

Merchandising Review

Tips to Move Snacks

Delis are the perfect place for snacks. This department offers both refrigerated and shelf stable merchandising options. It is a place consumers look to for new and innovative products. Also, the department has endless cross […]

Prepared Foods

Revving Up for Soup Success

With comfort food at the forefront since the pandemic hit in early spring, soup would typically benefit. What has taken a hit in supermarket delis are the self-serve bars, of which this item is a […]