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 […]

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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 […]

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Talking Turkey

The trends in healthier eating with less dining out have helped propel the turkey category. “Turkey continues to be a consumer favorite in the deli. It’s a versatile and lean protein, which hits a lot […]


Hummus Remains Relevant

Consumers keep coming back to hummus, as it is a versatile product that provides health benefits. In 2020, the hummus market was valued approximately at $811.9 million and is anticipated to grow with a healthy […]


Souping Up Sales

Hot soup wells are back in business, as COVID protocols have been essentially lifted, which is good news for supermarket delis. Lynn, MA-based Kettle Cuisine has reported an upward shift in foodservice at retail and […]

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Propelling Private Label

With inflation at an all-time high, there is no better time for delis to double down on private label products. Providing a lower cost and comparable quality to branded items, consumers are discovering the benefits […]

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Profiting from Party Platters

It is evident from the Madison, WI-based International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) recently released annual trends report, What’s In Store, and its annual IDDBA 2022 trade show in Atlanta that party platters are a […]

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Tales from IDDBA

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta was buzzing with activity, as the aisles filled throughout the day and manufacturer booths had crowds sampling all that the IDDBA Show had to offer. Attendees proclaimed they were happy to be back after the two-year hiatus due to COVID, and from the looks of things, the industry has picked up where it left off in 2019. […]

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Cross Merchandising Benefits

Cross merchandising is a successful method of selling, but retailers need to plan  and get creative. This visual merchandising strategy consists of placing complementary products in close proximity within the deli.  It is an effective […]