Merchandising Review

The Growth of Guacamole

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 in 2020, from 436 million pounds in 1985. […]

Merchandising Review

Tailgates Are a Major Eating Event

The deli can score with foods that add quality. Tailgates in parking lots outside football stadiums have become major social eating events. Hormel’s national survey of 5,000 consumers around the country found the optimal size […]


Food Safety In The Deli

The supermarket deli is a food lover’s destination. But this nirvana of memorable meals can become a nightmare for both the human being affected and the store’s brand if someone gets sick. Each year in the U.S., some 48 million people get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized, and 3,000 die from eating unsafe food, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), headquartered in Atlanta, GA. […]