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JOHN UNREIN
Editor
ANDY NELSON
Managing Editor
EMILY PARK
Digital Associate Editor
Publishing
TROY ASHBY
Publisher
LILY ALVAREZ
Sales Manager Classified Ads
MICHAEL BARBEE
Audience Development Director
DUSTIN PICKMAN
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Director of Digital Media
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NORA WAGES
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ANNIE FOURNIER
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In the summer of 1989, I worked in the deli of my local
grocery store in Lincoln, Nebraska.
It was, at the time, one of the better supermarket delis
in the city. But from the prospect of 2021, I realize now that's not saying much.
I am remembering one not-huge case for the deli meats, cheeses and cold salads and
another for the hot stuff. On the hot side, our selections were limited, to say the least. If I had
an extra dime for every piece of fried chicken I boxed up that summer, I would have paid off
my student loans a lot earlier. Though I know we served other things, fried chicken, mashed
potatoes, macaroni and cheese and the occasional batch of fried livers or gizzards are the
only ones that really stick out in my mind.
A lot has changed since then, not only in the deli but in all fresh perimeter departments.
Compare the meat, seafood, produce, deli and bakery departments of today to the ones of
30 or 20 or in some cases even 10 years ago. On average, they're not only much bigger and
more diverse, they also take up a bigger percentage of the overall store footprint.
In this month's issue, we kick off a two-year celebration of the centennial of our parent
company, Sosland Publishing, with an overview of how the perimeter has changed over the
decades, and where it's headed. Future centennial-themed stories will take deeper dives into
more specific evolutions within the perimeter.
Also new this month, for the first time ever we have bundled our regular magazine
with a special, standalone section. This first foray takes a close look at the retail meat
industry, the ways in which suppliers and grocers are partnering to meet ever-changing
consumer demand.
We hope you enjoy these new additions to our repertoire, and we promise more surprises
in the future.

JIM WHITE
Promotions Manager
ABBY CHRONISTER
Promotions Media Designer
WHITNEY HARTMAN
Sales Coordinator
Corporate

ANDY NELSON
anelson@sosland.com

CHARLES S. SOSL AND
Chairman and CEO
L. JOSHUA SOSL AND
President
STACI GRECO
Chief Financial and
Administrative Officer
MEYER SOSL AND
Chief Operating Officer
and Executive Editor
JIM SAL ADIN
Chief Marketing Officer

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