Returning To Rural Roots

In the late ’70s, eager to return to their rural roots, Larry and Clara Hedrich bought a “hobby farm” in the heart of America’s Dairyland. Along with their homestead, they inherited two goats, a dozen […]

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From the Editor

Making Delis a Culinary Mecca

Deli departments in supermarkets have been in a strange place throughout the pandemic. On one hand, the delis never received the enormous boost in sales that grocery did at the beginning of the pandemic. It […]


16th Annual People’s Awards

Q. How has your career evolved over the years? A.  I started out in the restaurant/catering business and had an opportunity to work on the wholesale side of the business as a deli/bakery retail counselor. […]

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Rogue Creamery’s Rogue River Blue

Rogue Creamery’s iconic Rogue River Blue Cheese recently achieved a monumental first for the American specialty and farmstead cheese industry: it won the coveted title of World Champion Cheese at the 2019 World Cheese Awards […]

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Re-Thinking Prepared Foods

February/March, 2020 – It is easy to think of reasons why prepared foods must be the focus of the deli. Primarily, prepared foods provide a retailer with the opportunity to offer unique, restaurant-quality food and […]