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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 […]

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Success in Salad Selling

Driven by their insatiable hunger for variety and healthful ingredients and preparation, produce department shoppers are eager to sample deli salads—from long-time staples like potato salad, macaroni salad and coleslaw to a host of more […]

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The Packaging Predicament

As deli department offerings have evolved, so has the packaging used to contain its food offerings. Much of this is in response to the current trends in prepared foods. For example, the meal kit market […]