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INNOVATIONS IN DELI CHEESE

for take-and-bake pies, a happy medium between takeout and frozen. Retailers preparing these pizzas inhouse can take advantage of deli and produce offerings to create appealing topping combinations. Or, you can create a build-your-own pizza station by adding a selection of specialty cheeses and meats to standard salad bar fare. Healthy Grain Salads. Retailers are going way beyond potato salad and coleslaw to offer healthy, hearty, whole-grain salads that consumers crave. Cheese adds a savory, satisfying note to these vegetarian-friendly salads. Start with whole grains—such

as quinoa, bulgur, faro or fregola— and mix in seasonal vegetables, beans or lentils, specialty cheeses, and a simple vinaigrette. It’s a balanced option sure to please. Mac & Cheese. This classic comfort food pairs well with popular roasted and fried chicken items, but with endless varieties and add-ins, it can easily stand on its own. Make it a meal with recipes such as Crab Bisque Macaroni and Wisconsin Cheese, or Wisconsin Pepato Cheese and Artichoke Bake. Both recipes are available at http:// eatwisconsincheese.com. Gourmet Sandwiches. With a variety of deli meat on hand, this

is a no-brainer, and many retailers are already offering customized sandwiches. Up the ante with specialty cheese and interesting additions such as gourmet mustards, chutneys and pickled vegetables. Ready to Grill. Make the meat counter a little more enticing by stuffing burger patties with cubed Smoked Gouda or crumbled Blue Cheese. Breakfast. It’s the most important meal of the day. Are you leveraging its full potential? Breakfast sandwiches are easy to grab and go, whether it’s the classic bacon, egg and cheese or an omelet with fresh veggies and Feta.

Spotlight on Mozzarella
When you think of mozzarella, you might imagine tearing apart sheets of string cheese or mounds of it shredded atop a pizza or inside lasagna. But the modern mozzarella has grown far beyond that. Today, consumers can pick up fresh mozzarella in just about any shape or size, in just about any specialty cheese case. In fact, according to the International Dairy-Deli-Bakery Association, fresh mozzarella has steadily been gaining in popularity since it came onto the American cheese scene only a few years ago. Fresh mozzarella is typically packed in brine and vacuum-sealed for a maximum shelf life. It can come in many shapes and sizes, according to IDDBA’s What’s in Store, including: pearls, ciliegne (cherry size), ovaline (egg size), logs and sheets. Fresh mozzarella that comes in sheets can be topped with thin meats or vegetables and then rolled up and sliced for a colorful addition to an appetizer tray. Other mozzarella can come prefilled with foods such as ham, prosciutto, olives or tomatoes. Here are a few tips from Bel Gioso Cheese on ways you can include fresh mozzarella with your instore offerings. • Top Italian bread with grilled eggplant, tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella. • Make a caprese salad with red and yellow tomatoes and sliced fresh mozzarella. • Top salad greens with ciliegne mozzarella and cherry tomatoes with fresh basil.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of inStorebuyer - April 2011

inStorebuyer - April 2011
editor’s note - High-Tech Anxiety
contents
Target to Open Small-Format Store in Chicago
Robbie Unveils Fresh N Tasty Bakery Pouches
Wisconsin Over Top at U.S. Cheese Contest
Peapod Delivers Fresh Grocery to Manhattan
Eco-story Rolls Out LED Case Lighting
Comfort Foods Trend — Classic Desserts Revisited
Meijer to Invest in Michigan, Ohio Stores
Hobart Launches “Get Back to Scratch”
Appetizers Take the Lead
Salsa Spotlight
Airbrushing Techniques
Broaden Appeal with Bagel Varieties
Deli Pizzas Hold Steady
Smartphone Shopping
Sanitize + Save
THE WOW FACTOR
Freshologists
Other Departments’ “Wow” Features
Sampling
Get Your Groupon
Why Businesses Love Groupon
Similar Businesses
User Demographics
Learn More
3 to Watch
Specialty Cheeses & Prepared Foods are a Perfect Pair
Spotlight on Mozzarella
product trends
product showcase
ad index
A Better Meal Option
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inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 2
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - editor’s note - High-Tech Anxiety
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - contents
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 5
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 6
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 7
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Robbie Unveils Fresh N Tasty Bakery Pouches
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 9
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Eco-story Rolls Out LED Case Lighting
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Comfort Foods Trend — Classic Desserts Revisited
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Meijer to Invest in Michigan, Ohio Stores
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Hobart Launches “Get Back to Scratch”
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Salsa Spotlight
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 15
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Airbrushing Techniques
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 17
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inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 19
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 20
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 21
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Broaden Appeal with Bagel Varieties
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inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Deli Pizzas Hold Steady
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inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 29
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Smartphone Shopping
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 31
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Sanitize + Save
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 33
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - THE WOW FACTOR
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Freshologists
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Other Departments’ “Wow” Features
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 37
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 38
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Sampling
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 40
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Get Your Groupon
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Why Businesses Love Groupon
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Similar Businesses
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - User Demographics
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Learn More
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 3 to Watch
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inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 48
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 49
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Specialty Cheeses & Prepared Foods are a Perfect Pair
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - Spotlight on Mozzarella
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - product trends
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inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 54
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - product showcase
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - 56
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - ad index
inStorebuyer - April 2011 - A Better Meal Option
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