Prepared Foods

Appetizers are Making a Comeback

Appetizers are coming back. In most, but not all, the country many people remain reluctant to dine out for either economic reasons or to maintain safe social distance, but the trend is toward relatively larger […]

Prepared Foods

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 […]

Prepared Foods

Grabbing A Slice of the Pie

In the United States, 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second, with 40% of Americans eating pizza at least once a week,according to the Washington, D.C.-based National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) Pizza Industry Council. And […]

Prepared Foods

Soup’s Solid Sales

Soup has long been associated with comfort, so when the COVID-19 numbers started getting out of control last year and people were eating at home, fearful of what was happening, it’s no surprise that soup […]

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Event Staple Makes A Return

As the United States emerges from the worst of COVID-19, entertaining is taking on a fresh new glow. Food offerings that target social occasions are again assuming a prominent place in the minds of consumers […]

Prepared Foods

5 Ways to Promote Pasta

Pasta in a plethora of shapes has long enjoyed a place at mankind’s table. According to the National Pasta Association (NPA), headquartered in Washington, D.C., there’s evidence that the Chinese made a noodle-like food as […]

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Revving Up for Soup Success

With comfort food at the forefront since the pandemic hit in early spring, soup would typically benefit. What has taken a hit in supermarket delis are the self-serve bars, of which this item is a […]

Prepared Foods

Expanding Deli Menu With Meal Kits

It’s 4 pm. Shoppers walking into the deli and prepared foods department at Bristol Farms, a 19-store chain headquartered in Carson, CA, come with a key question in mind: What’s for dinner? Answers are everywhere. […]