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, […]

Merchandising Review

Bread Helps Carry the Deli

Specialty breads sold in supermarket delis—pitas, flatbreads, artisan breads, naan, wraps, specialty buns, gluten-free varieties and more—usually aren’t destination items.  But they can still help drive sales when handled correctly. With attractive displays, smart cross […]


Keeping Food Safety at the Forefront

The statistics are sobering. Listeriosis, a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes (Lm), causes about 1,600 illnesses, 1,500 hospitalizations and 260 deaths in the U.S. annually, according to the USDA’s […]