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    Prepared Foods Profit Delis

    With inflation continuing to stretch Americans’ wallets and impact disposable spending, delis can capitalize on the current economic climate by focusing on lucrative prepared food programs. “The win is with entrées,” says Heather Prach, director of education at the Madison, WI-based International Dairy Deli Bakery [...]
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    How To Go Green In The Deli

    When you walk into Zingerman’s Delicatessen, you’ll only see ‘green’ on the menu twice. One is for the New Mexico green chilies tucked into signature sandwiches like corned beef on rye. The second is the custom blended greens in the Farmer’s Market, Greek and Cobb [...]
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    Propelling Private Label

    With inflation at an all-time high, there is no better time for delis to double down on private label products. Providing a lower cost and comparable quality to branded items, consumers are discovering the benefits of private label alternatives. According to Statista, a Tulsa, OK-based [...]
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Snack Attack

Sell deli snacks as profitable basket builders. Snacking, or eating small portions between meals, is an act as old as mankind. The Greeks noshed on dried fruits and nuts. The Romans added olives to that [...]

Upscaling Deli Bread Offerings

There are many merchandising opportunities to highlight bread in the deli. Sweet summer time. It’s the season for beach days and backyard barbecues. Whether consumers plan a day of picnicking or a night of grilling, [...]
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Cheese Corner

A Washed Curd Treasure

Gouda, pride of the Dutch, is popular for a reason. Did you know that Gouda is not pronounced Gooda in the Netherlands? The Dutch say Chowda, the ‘ch’ articulated as the final sound in the […]

Italian Foods Remain on Top

Prepared Foods
Take deli shoppers on a taste tour of Italy to sell more. When a love of pizza and pasta entices shoppers to travel to Eataly, a New York-headquartered chain of Italian marketplaces, there’s a good [...]

The Crunch of Deli Crackers

Whether dipped, topped or arranged on a charcuterie board, crackers offer a wide variety of dinning options. Supermarkets can drive sales of deli crackers by creatively merchandising these items to cheese connoisseurs, party hosts and [...]

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