Retail Foodservice

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Has Saladworks Turned a Corner on the Staffing That Slowed its Walmart Rollout?

Kelly Roddy, CEO of parent company WOWorks, discusses the company’s ambitious expansion plans with both in-store (grocery) and standalone locations.

The pandemic continues to drive mealtime makeovers in the prepared foods department.

Grocers from Uncle Giuseppe’s to Mollie Stone’s Market are gearing up for what could be their most profitable holiday season for prepared food yet.

In addition to cold-weather flavors and formats making their comeback, the approaching holiday season affords an opportunity to feature traditional dishes for both shoppers hosting a gathering as well as those simply craving a seasonal spin on their weeknight meal.

Two executives share their top tips for retail foodservice operators looking to prepare for and expand their digital prepared foods sales during the busiest times of year.

The mega-retailer's recently inked deal with Saladworks parent company WOWorks and Ghost Kitchen Brands could lead to 1,000 of the fast casual Saladworks in Walmart locations by the end of 2022.

Bristol Farms’ newest concept, like its La Cumbre location in Santa Barbara, Calif., is “not just a grocery store,” says CEO Adam Caldecott.

Amid labor shortages and talent retention challenges, in-store delis remain under intense pressure to deliver a shopper experience that wows.

“Grocers need to be more like restaurants” in their approach to retail foodservice, Uncle Giuseppe's Catering Director Russell McVeigh says.

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