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 […]

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 […]