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Deli
Grocery delis
are expanding
salad offerings
to demonstrate a
retailer's prepared
foods expertise.
Deli
salads
BY EMILY PARK
AS THE WEATHER GETS COOLER, many consumers are on the
lookout for deli salads to complete their tailgating events and family
gatherings. Today's consumers are seeking convenience and variety as
much as they're looking for quality and value, pointed out Nathan Roe,
senior manager of deli strategy and consumer marketing for Beaverton,
Ore.-based Reser's Fine Foods.
" Retailers nationwide are mixing up the status quo, from delis that
are expanding to demonstrate a retailer's prepared foods expertise,
to departments that shifted to more packaged options, freeing up
behind-the-glass labor costs, " Roe said. " We expect to see many of the
pandemic eating trends continue. Meal preparation will continue to
be about ease and convenience balanced with taste and quality. The
stresses of the last year highlighted that families do not want the added
pressure of high-touch meals. "
In March 2020, nearly every retailer shut down its salad bars
and switched to pre-packaged options. A year and a half later, Carl
Cappelli, senior vice president of sales and business development
for Schwenksville, Pa.-based Don's Prepared Foods, noted that many
stores are continuing to rely on grab-and-go formats, while others have
reopened salad bars.
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" We've found it's a mixed bag. We're seeing in the retail environment
about 50/50, " said Cappelli. " So at Don's we're trying to offer solutions
that retailers can scoop out and put in their own clamshell or whatever
vessel that relieves the consumer fatigue. "
Not only can grab-and-go relieve some of the labor shortages
retailers are facing, but it's a format that consumers have come to
expect because of the convenience.
After a lot of time spent preparing meals at home, many shoppers are
dealing with cooking fatigue and looking for a way to put meals on the
table quickly, without much of a headache. Busy customers can pick
up a grab-and-go salad or two to save as a side for the week's family
dinners. Not only does that take out the step of preparation, but it also
gives consumers more meal variety.
Globally-inspired, clean eating
While fall and winter holiday gatherings will likely still remain small with
families and close friends coming together, gatherings are expected to
be more extravagant after holidays in 2020 were almost brought to a
standstill by the pandemic. Cappelli expects deli salads to have a lot of
potential during the busy season.
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