Rise of Mediterranean Foods

Mediterranean-style foods continue to be some of the fastest growing items in the deli department, and much of this growth is rooted in trends that extend outside the grocery store, such as is in quick-serve […]

Cover Story

Profiting From Deli Prepared Foods

Deli prepared foods was once synonymous with sandwiches; or, more historically accurate circa the late 19th century in the U.S., pastrami on rye with a side of coleslaw. Today, selections are staggering. From choices behind […]


The Dip That Keeps On Giving

It’s amazing how an Eastern Mediterranean dish consisting of a creamy, thick paste made primarily from finely-crushed chickpeas, garlic, tahini, olive oil, lemon juice and salt has become a deli department staple.  It may be […]


Gearing Up For Back to School

As summer holidays become fond memories, days get longer, and temperatures begin to drop, we realize that schools will be welcoming students to yet another year of enriching academic experiences. For parents and students alike, […]

Merchandising Review

Making Cross Merchandising Work

We’re living in a high-tech world, but one of the most effective ways to increase sales in the deli department is through a tried and true method — cross merchandising. It’s a simple concept — […]