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Holiday Dinners

While one may not immediately think of the supermarket deli as the place to stock up on food for holiday gatherings, the deli actually presents some great opportunities for holiday meals.  The deli is one […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Take it On the Run

The supermarket deli has long been a destination for on-the-go shoppers who are looking for quick meal solutions at price points better than restaurant counterparts. That’s why the grab-and-go segment in the department has been […]

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Tales from IDDBA

The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta was buzzing with activity, as the aisles filled throughout the day and manufacturer booths had crowds sampling all that the IDDBA Show had to offer. Attendees proclaimed they were happy to be back after the two-year hiatus due to COVID, and from the looks of things, the industry has picked up where it left off in 2019. […]

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Getting Prepared

Grabbing a prepared meal from the deli has come a long way from its roots in corned beef on rye. Today, deli prepared foods represent more than $20 billion in sales, according to 52-week data […]

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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 […]

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Snacks Are the New Meals

Snacks are becoming the new meals as consumers look to eat in convenient smaller quantities rather than sit down together for more extended mealtime gatherings with family, friends or co-workers. And producers expect consumers venturing […]

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The Grab-and-Go Phenomenon

The grab-and-go segment has evolved over the years. As a result, supermarket delis are more diverse and have become more competitive with today’s restaurants. Its higher-end offerings providing convenient and fast pick up include everything […]