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 […]

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 […]

Feature

Healthy Foods Stay on Trend

After all these decades, Mediterranean foods continue to be the flagship category in the deli. But while venerable Mediterranean products remain vibrant and growing, the pandemic and its economic aftermath changed everything about what consumers […]

Feature

Hallmarks of Effective Food Safety

The numbers are staggering. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 600 million— almost one in 10 people in the world—fall ill after eating contaminated food and 420,000 die every year, resulting in the […]

Cover Story

Make Sandwiches a Destination

The deli has a unique opportunity to make itself a destination for sandwiches, a multi-billion-dollar category in foodservice that figures to keep growing. Whether the fare is conveniently pack- aged for grab-and-go convenience or skillfully […]

Deli Meats

The Art of Artisan Salami

Salami has a long and rich culinary history pre-dating the Roman Empire. The word’s origin is rooted in the Latin word salumen, meaning to salt. Justabout every region or town had its own recipe, with […]