Prepared meals are well-known staples in the deli section of the grocery store, and Schnuck Markets has launched a new innovation to revamp it. “Restaurant Selections by Schnucks” is the grocer’s new meal program that takes inspiration from foodservice quality.
“Our goal is to provide our customers with restaurant-quality meals that focus on healthier, and at the same time, high-quality, delicious dining options,” said Vice President of Deli and Prepared Foods Geoff Wexler. “These new selections will make Schnucks Delis a destination for time-sensitive customers seeking tasty and popular meals that they are proud to serve to their families.”
According to a press release, Schnucks will rotate meals in minutes entrees with a bi-monthly theme starting this month and lasting into February with “Eat Good to Feel Great” cuisines such as roasted salmon fillets, smokehouse rotisserie pork roast, turkey stuffed peppers, Mediterranean turkey meatloaf, and more. The March/April menu will focus on Mediterranean and Italian dishes like linguine carbonara, sausage and peppers, pork osso bucco, and chicken scallopini.
All meals come with a selection of side dishes like cauliflower mash, wild rice pilaf, and roasted beets with feta.
The themes will continue throughout the year and include barbecue in May/June, followed by Southwest cuisine in July/August, Pan Asian options in September/October, and comfort food rounding out the year in November/December.
Schnucks is also continuing its partnership in the St. Louis area with several locally owned restaurants to offer grab-and-go meals at select stores.
How will deli innovations continue across retail? Deli Market News will report.