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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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Standing Out From the Competition

There once was a time, as recent as a decade or two ago, when private label products were synonymous with bargain-basement commodities. Not anymore. Shoppers’ belief that store brands are cheap because of second rate […]

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Mixing it Up with Salads

As U.S. consumers’ palates have become more adventuresome, so have today’s deli department salad offerings. Alongside the traditional potato, mac and slaw—potato salad, mac- aroni salad and coleslaw—are offerings incorporating ingredients like grains, dried fruit, […]

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Benefits of Single-Use Plastic Packaging

In 2020, consumers see plastic packaging used in a variety of methods and functionalities within the supermarket delis, ranging from fresh cut fruit to sandwiches to convenient, ready-to-eat take home entrée meals. Mark Marinozzi, vice […]

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Success in Salad Selling

Driven by their insatiable hunger for variety and healthful ingredients and preparation, produce department shoppers are eager to sample deli salads—from long-time staples like potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw to a host of more […]