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    Retail Trends 2024

    Tackle these six trends in 2024 to move the needle on retail deli sales. Everybody eats. Nearly 90% of Americans chow down four or more times a day, according to United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service data from 2019. Now, it’s even more [...]
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    Grab-and-go, the practice of grabbing ready-prepared food to go and eat, isn’t new. In fact, this concept is a century-plus old. […]
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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 [...]

Gearing Up for Soup Season

By offering a rotating selection of both hot to-go and prepackaged soups, delis can capitalize on this profitable segment. With colder weather, hot comfort food sales tend to spike, and there is no better time [...]

Holiday Preparations

Tips to thrive this holiday season. As the calendar flips to the final month of the year, people start thinking about the holidays, with Christmas and New Year’s Eve some of the biggest occasions for [...]

All-Natural Deli Meats

Deli Meats
Natural ‘answers the call’ from discerning, health-conscious consumers Consumers have become more discerning in recent years, paying closer and closer attention to the details about the foods that they eat. Diets are more specific, and [...]

A Deli Meat Update

Deli Meats
An emphasis on healthier profiles has transformed the deli meat category. In 2023, the latest trend in meat categories at the deli is an emphasis on healthier and more sustainable options. Turkey, for example, is [...]


To elevate foods and add texture, think dips and spreads. With their delicious ingredients and wholesome taste, the toppings dress up lunches, brighten tailgating events and add pizzazz to parties. And they sell well. According [...]

The Growth of Guacamole

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No matter how you spoon it, guacamole from avocados is delicious and nutritious. And it’s winning over a multitude of consumers at the grocery store. Per Statista, U.S. avocado consumption grew to 2.7 billion pounds [...]

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