If convenience wasn’t a necessity in the food industry before, it certainly is now as consumers look for the safest and easiest eating experiences. Having access to fresh food that is prepackaged in diverse serving sizes is essential, and many innovators are pivoting their packaging styles to fit this need. DePalo Foods is one company already at the head of this effort, recently rolling out its new line of single-serve Italian items featuring freshly shredded cheeses, sliced deli meat, and aged pizza dough.
In the new era of COVID-19, I linked up with Joseph Piraino, East Coast Regional Manager at DePalo to get a sense of how these new items are serving customers and consumers during this time.
“Products in the deli grab-and-go area are what the consumer wants to buy currently, they are not buying anything in bulk form, and a lot of states have really limited the kinds of fresh food that can be sold,” Joseph explained. “Our single-serve products are extensions of the pizza category that are already pre-packaged. These products range in size between six and eight ounces and are in resealable packages including an oven- and microwave-safe tray. These products are a great meal solution.”
He went on to note that DePalo has also seen a huge surge of its pizza dough products as consumers have begun to cook at home more often. Aside from the success it's found in these unique product offerings, Joseph also revealed that the company is already preparing to launch its next innovative line.
“We are ramping up to release some mini items as well. We feel that there’s a huge opportunity to create snacking occasions in the pizza category, and bring these innovated products to market,” concluded Joseph.
To all our trusted retail friends out there, take our word for it: DePalo is one partner that is sure to put you ahead of the pack. The pizza and snacking categories have never converged in such a fresh-forward and convenient format, so be sure to capitalize on this one-of-a-kind opportunity.
As you work to build out your retail displays with more grab-and-go products, look no further than the innovative launches from DePalo Foods.