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Tapping into the Salad Solutions

For years, deli salads were considered by many to be “unhealthy mayo bombs,” says Russell Zwanka, director of the Food Marketing Program at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo. However, the products that make up the […]

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The Lucrative Snack Segment

When consumers shop at the supermarket deli, many are there to pick up lunch meat, cheese, salads, pre-made sandwiches or other meal items, and the sector was a big draw during the pandemic.  In fact, […]

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Imported Meat Continues its Surge

Unlike bologna or domestic ham, imported meats from Prosciutto di Parma to Jamon Serrano to chorizo are enjoying new cache in the deli department and beyond. With the serious popularity of charcuterie boards, cured European […]

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Finding Success in Salads

The salad category in delis has always been a stronghold, and although there has been a shift in prepared food formats due to COVID, sales have remained on the upswing. According to NielsenIQ, deli salad […]

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Packaging During the Pandemic

Packaging for food has never been as scrutinized as it has been during the COVID-19 pandemic, as consumers want assurances that the food they eat is safe. During the pandemic, consumers reported using higher levels […]

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Standing Out From the Competition

There once was a time, as recent as a decade or two ago, when private label products were synonymous with bargain-basement commodities. Not anymore. Shoppers’ belief that store brands are cheap because of second rate […]

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Mixing it Up with Salads

As U.S. consumers’ palates have become more adventuresome, so have today’s deli department salad offerings. Alongside the traditional potato, mac and slaw—potato salad, mac- aroni salad and coleslaw—are offerings incorporating ingredients like grains, dried fruit, […]

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Benefits of Single-Use Plastic Packaging

In 2020, consumers see plastic packaging used in a variety of methods and functionalities within the supermarket delis, ranging from fresh cut fruit to sandwiches to convenient, ready-to-eat take home entrée meals. Mark Marinozzi, vice […]