In early 2017, Culinary Visions surveyed over 1,000 U.S. consumers to explore which
characteristics draw consumers to make certain food venues their destinations when dining at and away from home. Specifically, the Culinary Visions team wanted to identify aspects of shopping in the deli that make it unique, craveable and worth the visit. Results found that the deli has a unique ability to satisfy the modern consumer’s insatiable desire for food experiences. Whether it is offering new contemporary meals or time honored traditional ones, today’s deli has the opportunity to make any independent, convenience or grocery store a destination.