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Deli

Seasonal
merchandising
BY RYAN ATKINSON

Working together
Building a successful seasonal merchandising plan in the
deli and prepared foods department takes a team effort.
Today's supermarket departments can't fully succeed by
themselves.
Portland, Oregon-based New Seasons Market takes
advantage of cross-merchandising its prepared foods in
aisle end cap displays, mobile refrigerator units and in
its Solution Counter, where items are demonstrated and
displayed.
"We love to collaborate with other fresh perimeter
teams," says Tracy Hardin, New Seasons' director of merchandising. "Cross-merchandising can be a challenge
with perishable items, but mobile refrigerated units and
ice bins are really effective tools to allow staff to merchandise Grab & Go products in high-traffic areas like
the checkout, making the shopping experience easier for
the customer, while maximizing every shopping trip and
transaction."
Getting all of your perimeter departments to work
together - and for the greater good instead of their own
best interests - may not always be the easiest task.
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"That's a battle that everyone has to deal with
and I feel like we've gotten much better as a company,
although we can still get better," Walters says.
Take the housewares department for example, she
says. Long viewed a bit like "the red-headed stepchild of
the store," because it typically does not bring in the revenue the other departments do, it sometimes presents
a dilemma when cross-merchandising. Walters says a
common attempt in years past might include just throwing some potato peelers next to the potatoes.
"But that doesn't help tell a story," she says. "We've
worked really hard with getting housewares more
involved with whatever is happening on the perimeter.
It kind of helps flesh out the displays and makes it look
more cohesive."
Dorothy Lane gets ideas from other regional retailers, like Metropolitan Market, as part of a share group.
New Seasons Market utilizes interdepartmental
cooperation when it's planning seasonal merchandising
opportunities. For example, when the produce team gets
its selection of apples in the fall, that turns into seasonal
apple products in the deli and bakery.
"We get to turn seasonally abundant ingredients
into exciting recipes," says Hardin. "We create a wide
variety of recipes utilizing apples and we often engage
with the chefs in our stores and our central kitchen to
help contribute recipes and ideas. Sometimes we run
internal contests around innovation. It's all extremely
rewarding and helps celebrate not only the local ingredients, but the talent of our people."

Leverage the power of
seasonal merchandising
to put shoppers in
the mood to make
impulse purchases.

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PHOTOS: DOROTHY LANE MARKET

CARRIE WALTERS, corporate chef for Ohio's Dorothy
Lane Market, recalls how seasonal merchandising decisions were made just a few years ago.
"It used to be as simple as 'Oh we've got National
Donut Day coming up, so let's do something with our
donuts,'" says Walters, who oversees Dorothy Lane
Market's extensive and locally based line of prepared
foods. "There wasn't any storytelling or any real thought
put into it. It's a lot different these days."
That's because perimeter shoppers are a lot different these days. They're no longer showing up for just
deli meat and cheese to stock up for the week. They
want to be inspired. They want new ideas and easy decisions on what to have for dinner that night or the next.
"You have to be on the same page and have a solid
plan for how you're going to tie things together and
present them," Walters says. "It's part of the experience."


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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019

Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019
Editor's Note - More of a good thing
Contents
The wire
Ready to run
YOUTH MOVEMENT
From passion to profits
Bakery - Natural ingredients
Pastries
Deli - Seasonal merchandising
Snacking cheeses
Meat & Poultry: Dietary callouts
Flavor enhancers
Produce: Brand power
Leafy greens
Seafood: Sustainable gains
Food safety - Equipment innovations
Commissary Insider
FOOD SAFETY - FACILITY DESIGN
PRODUCT CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT - SANDWICHES
PACKAGING - SINGLE-SERVE PACKAGING
R&D - CLEANING AND SANITIZING
Product Showcase
Advertisers
Fresh takes
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Editor's Note - More of a good thing
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Contents
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - 5
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - The wire
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - 7
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - 8
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - 9
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - 10
Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Ready to run
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - YOUTH MOVEMENT
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - From passion to profits
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Bakery - Natural ingredients
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Pastries
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Deli - Seasonal merchandising
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Snacking cheeses
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Meat & Poultry: Dietary callouts
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Flavor enhancers
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Produce: Brand power
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Seafood: Sustainable gains
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - Food safety - Equipment innovations
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - FOOD SAFETY - FACILITY DESIGN
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - PRODUCT CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT - SANDWICHES
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - PACKAGING - SINGLE-SERVE PACKAGING
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - R&D - CLEANING AND SANITIZING
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Supermarket Perimeter - January 2019 - 79
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