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. […]

Procurement

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 […]

Feature

Ramping Up Food Safety

The U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world. Yet, news of foodborne illness outbreaks is still all too common. Now, we can add these concerns to those of the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Deli Meats

A Meaty Situation

Deli meat sales are usually strong in the spring. This is when schools are still in session and the weather turns nicer in many parts of the country, allowing for people to plan picnics and […]