Merchandising Review

What is Organic?

Organic certification verifies that a farm or handling facility complies with the USDA organic regulations. Once certified, a farm or handling facility can sell, label, and represent products as organic. These regulations describe the specific […]

Merchandising Review

Going Organic

As more people seek to eat cleaner, healthier and more sustainably, the popularity of organic food has continued to skyrocket. Although the supermarket deli organic segment remains small compared to the conventional deli space, it […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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 […]

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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 […]