Who would’ve guessed that two pieces of bread with seemingly any type of meat, cheese and vegetable could have become one of the most popular foods all day round? Sandwiches are such a simple concept that prepared food departments, delis and restaurants can customize to fit the tastes of a broad consumer base, allowing them… Read more »
Category: Prepared Foods
Contemporary Cuisine for the Current Consumer
Age groups seem to shed light on the interests of different demographics with all the statistics on many industries and what people are buying. Among the many numerous interests of consumers is their role in the food industry. While a person’s age group does not determine what kind of foods they like and how they… Read more »
Produce or Protein, the Organic Market Can Drive the Prepared Foods Section
With consumers becoming more health conscious due to the vast amount of information and options available to them, shoppers aren’t just looking for meals that are low in fat or calories, but rather foods that are organic. The organic food segment grew by 8.4% last year, showing customers are paying attention to what kind of… Read more »
Summer Grilling – Not Just for Burgers
With the summer weather showing its face, that also means grilling season has commenced. While many customers are heading outside to cook, whether it’s the park or the porch, not everyone has time to embrace the barbecue with their busy work schedule. That’s where the prepared food department at your local grocery store can fill… Read more »
Small, targeted commercial equipment investments make a big difference
What’s stopping you from investing in better, smarter cooking or baking equipment for your commercial kitchen? Is it money? Is it space? Or is it plain old why-mess-with-a-good-thing inertia? We’re not about to stop store managers who feel inclined to remodel their kitchens top to bottom. Still, business owners and decision-makers must know a large-scale,… Read more »
Equipment must-haves for supermarket breakfast menus
Who doesn’t love breakfast? Yet even the meal we’ve long dubbed “most important” has seen a noticeable boom in popularity over the last year, particularly when it comes to the breakfast options offered at deli counters, supermarkets and grocery stores across the country. Earlier this year, Progressive Grocer reported annual sales increases for deli-prepared breakfast… Read more »
Demonstrate nutritional awareness in your prepared foods department with these 3 suggestions [w/ Infographic]
How can your business not only position itself as the real deal when it comes to healthier eating but enhance services, customer retention and operational costs at the same time?
Snack food frenzy: What it takes to bring pizza and soft pretzels to your prepared foods department
Pizza and soft pretzels both require careful equipment considerations every investor should be aware of.
What does the modern meat eater want from their local grocer’s meat department?
As of late, carnivorous consumers have begun acting uncharacteristically sheepish. Can commercial meat departments do anything to help meat sales return to their former glory?
Vacuum tumblers: Better for prepared foods, better for budgets [w/ Infographic]
Vacuum tumblers make marinating meat almost too easy for your prepared foods department.