Merchandising Review

The Deli Goes Vegetarian

Late in 2019, Burger King began announcing to anyone with a screen or radio the coming of a version of their signature dish made without meat, demonstrating the power of the trend toward plant-based foods. […]

Merchandising Review

Bread Ups Delis’ Ante

Today’s delis may be missing out on a key category that can bring a lot to the mix—bread. Although not without its challenges, it is a natural fit for sandwich fixings, as a meal component […]

Merchandising Review

A Secret Deli Weapon

Olives are easy to love. Their symphony of sweet, sour, salty, bitter and pungent flavors are uniquely complex, making them an essential ingredient for any food lover. Yet, just a few decades ago, your average […]

Merchandising Review

The 411 on Fermented Foods

What’s all the fuss about fermentation? First, it helps to be aware of what this process entails. Fermentation is the process of converting carbohydrates to alcohol or organic acids by using yeasts or bacteria under […]

Merchandising Review

Food Bars: The Gateway to the Deli

The food bar is a gateway experience that brings consumers back to the deli and supermarket on a regular basis.  When a deli puts together and maintains an inviting display, they attract a loyal clientele […]

Merchandising Review

Making Cross Merchandising Work

We’re living in a high-tech world, but one of the most effective ways to increase sales in the deli department is through a tried and true method — cross merchandising. It’s a simple concept — […]

Merchandising Review

An Ancient Food with Modern Draw

Olives are one of the world’s most ancient foods. Olive trees are some of the oldest trees ever harvested by humans, a practice that dates back more than 8,000 years. Yet a few decades ago, […]

Merchandising Review

Bread Helps Carry the Deli

Specialty breads sold in supermarket delis—pitas, flatbreads, artisan breads, naan, wraps, specialty buns, gluten-free varieties and more—usually aren’t destination items.  But they can still help drive sales when handled correctly. With attractive displays, smart cross […]