2021 People’s Awards

Deli Business’ annual People’s Awards honors those individuals in the industry who are standouts in their fields. These retailers, distributors, academics, importers and marketing professionals’ personal and professional contributions in the deli and food industries […]

Deli Meats

Deli Meats for a Post-COVID World

The pandemic drove consumers from their favorite restaurant haunts back to the kitchen, where they hoped to replicate the convenience and quality of foodservice dining. This shift impacted deli meats as the reborn cooks looked […]


Finding Success in Salads

The salad category in delis has always been a stronghold, and although there has been a shift in prepared food formats due to COVID, sales have remained on the upswing. According to NielsenIQ, deli salad […]

Cheese Corner

A Cheese for the Ages

It happened in a flash—in January this year, MacKenzie Smith, the blogger behind Grilled Cheese Social, posted a video to her TikTok of creamy feta pasta. Finnish blogger Jenni Hayrinen is credited with making the […]

Merchandising Review

Building a Bundle

Peanut butter next to jelly on the grocery shelf is a no-brainer sales opportunity. After all, it’s the rare person who buys one without the other, so putting both side by side is two sales […]

Merchandising Review

The Deli Bread Difference

With their wholesome goodness and plentiful varieties, breads sold in the bakery or deli section of a supermarket continue to gain favor with customers. Sales of perimeter bakery breads were up 3.3% in 2020 and […]


The Trend in Eating Responsibly

Walk into the deli department of a Whole Foods Market, and ethical selections—those products that are better for you, better for the planet and better for the workers that produce them—are everywhere. For example, find […]


Rise of Mediterranean Foods

Mediterranean-style foods continue to be some of the fastest growing items in the deli department, and much of this growth is rooted in trends that extend outside the grocery store, such as is in quick-serve […]