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DIPS AND SPREADS ADD PIZZAZZ

To elevate foods and add texture, think dips and spreads. With their delicious ingredients and wholesome taste, the toppings dress up lunches, brighten tailgating events and add pizzazz to parties. And they sell well. According […]

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The Crunch of Deli Crackers

Whether dipped, topped or arranged on a charcuterie board, crackers offer a wide variety of dinning options. Supermarkets can drive sales of deli crackers by creatively merchandising these items to cheese connoisseurs, party hosts and […]

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A Sheep Milk Prize

It’s no secret that many a cheesemaker would love to produce product from sheep’s milk. It’s prized not only for its fat and protein content, it has twice as much as most cow’s or goat’s […]

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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 […]