Retail Foodservice - Beyond Chicken Salad


Think about it:  your supermarket deli is really a take-out restaurant.  And in the ever-changing world of foodservice, retail operators are well-positioned to gain a greater share of America’s food dollars. The key to success is to focus on “fresh” by using fresh ingredients, incorporating fresh new flavors, and presenting a fresh take on familiar foods.  


California grapes deliver on all aspects of fresh: colorful, plump and bursting with juicy flavor, they are delicious on their own, or when paired with other flavors, textures in salads, sides and entrees.  Grapes are naturally healthy.


Consumers are embracing the growing options available to them for finding fresh, healthy, convenient food whenever they want it.  To capture this market, retail operators should capitalize on these needs and deliver restaurant-quality fresh prepared meal solutions with a range of grab ‘n go items that are better for you, customizable, ready to eat now or to assemble and heat, then eat at home. 


Grapes from California offer an easy way to add more variety and fresh, upscale appeal to your deli offerings:

- Fresh grapes packed in to-go containers provide convenient on-the-go snacks

- Use grapes in your salads and sandwich fillings to make them signature items

- Weave global flavors throughout your menu: in seasonings, salad dressings and ingredient combinations.

- Swap in grapes for tomatoes or for dried fruit in salads during the summer and fall to upgrade your offerings and offer a fresh juicy burst of flavor.


For more grape ideas, check out our new brochure titled On Trend in Retail Foodservice: Focus on Fresh. Go Global.  You can view and print it digitally by clicking on the icon below, or you may request your own copy by emailing us at



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