Deli Meats

A Special Place for Specialty

Today’s delis are increasingly becoming a place for more out of the ordinary products, especially when it comes to meats. The beauty of specialty meats? “Their simplicity,” says Deanna Depke, marketing manager for Volpi Foods, […]

Deli Meats

Hamming It Up

Ham can sometimes seem to be overshadowed by turkey and roast beef in deli departments, but cleaner labels and innovative varieties have meant added attention for this meat category.  Deli ham’s ethnic flavors are a […]

Deli Meats

Roast Beef Remains a Staple

One thing’s certain: meats like roast beef aren’t getting out of dodge, notes Roxanne Johnson, president of RJ & Associates in Houston. “Consumers aren’t giving up beef, poultry or pork. Meat is here to stay,” […]

Deli Meats

Turkey Stays on Top

It’s time to talk a little turkey. And why not, given that more shoppers are eating it up. According to data published in Chicago-based Winsight Grocery Business’ “Consumer Perishable Databook,” when it comes to meat […]

Deli Meats

Profitable Proteins Prevail

Supermarket deli section meats are drawing crowds. According to data published in Chicago-based Winsight LLC’s “Consumer Perishable Databook,” the deli actually outpaces most other departments, with consumers still turning to the deli for prepared everyday […]

Prepared Foods

Sushi Puts Deli Sales on a Roll

Deep in the heart of America, in the land-locked, meat-and-potatoes state of North Dakota, customers seek out chef-prepared sushi at Hugo’s Family Marketplace. The 10-location supermarket chain headquartered in Grand Fork introduced Snowfox brand sushi, […]


Success in Salad Selling

Driven by their insatiable hunger for variety and healthful ingredients and preparation, produce department shoppers are eager to sample deli salads—from long-time staples like potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw to a host of more […]

Merchandising Review

Making Cross Merchandising Work

We’re living in a high-tech world, but one of the most effective ways to increase sales in the deli department is through a tried and true method — cross merchandising. It’s a simple concept — […]

Merchandising Review

An Ancient Food with Modern Draw

Olives are one of the world’s most ancient foods. Olive trees are some of the oldest trees ever harvested by humans, a practice that dates back more than 8,000 years. Yet a few decades ago, […]