Besides offering intriguing flavor profiles, one of the appealing things about the Italian specialty meats category is its versatility. Ready-made options accommodate upscale snacking, simple meals, brunches and entertaining with holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and Fourth of July indexing the highest.
Delicious, convenient and reliable: pizza is a go-to food. The simple pizza pie checks a multitude of purchasing factors including value, quality and variety and its versatility accommodates anything from a quick, grab-n-go slice to a culinary exploration of restaurant-like results at home.
A – Alternative Sizes: No longer does one size fit all. Consumers are shopping both online and instore and trips made to the store may be for an individual meal, snack or a stock-up to feed a family of 1-2 or 3 or more. Co-merchandising slices of cake, cheesecake, cupcakes and parfaits in the deli can meet the need for small indulgences, which were up 17% in Q3 of 2021, compared to 2020, according to Nielsen.
The global love for all things cheese cannot be denied. A product both comforting and indulgent, it’s perfect for meals at home yet upscale enough for entertaining. Cheese is also a natural part of the stocking up process for the 75-80% of meals prepared in the home.
Make days with limited staff easier than ever with easy-to-prepare chicken favorites. These products – backed by a team of chicken experts – help you offer craveable flavor across the deli, from inside the case to hot bars and everywhere in between.