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FOODMatch's Phil Meldrum Discusses Extensive Mediterranean Program and Cross-Merchandising Opportunites

FOODMatch's Phil Meldrum Discusses Extensive Mediterranean Program and Cross-Merchandising Opportunites


NEW YORK CITY, NY
Wednesday, June 15th, 2022

When it comes to their snacking and entertainment choices, today’s shoppers are looking to create a dynamic eating experience. FOODMatch is one of the specialty suppliers not only elevating the consumer’s cheese board but presenting endless opportunities for cross-merchandising across several key categories. To get a closer look at the company’s offerings, I recently spoke with Phil Meldrum, President, who shared the details of FOODMatch’s extensive portfolio.

Phil Meldrum, President, FOODMatch“We have developed a full-service Mediterranean program for deli and specialty that offers consumers a wide assortment of products in multiple packaging formats,” explains Phil. “There are three key elements to our portfolio that provide the consumer with a thoughtful and comprehensive Mediterranean olive, antipasti, and ingredient program.”

FOODMatch’s portfolio includes bulk olives and antipasti, grab-and-go deli cups and pouches, as well as specialty jams and spreads, each designed to be savored on their own or paired with meat, cheese, dips, spreads, and more. With a lineup of products that inherently complements the items found in the deli department and cheese case, FOODMatch is an integral part of the deli experience when it comes to entertaining, snacking, cheese boards, and meal planning.

FOODMatch harnesses its full-service Mediterranean program to provide endless opportunities for cross-merchandising across several key categories

“The deli is where the magic happens—a good program is what separates the best from the rest,” notes Phil. “Education and enticing the consumer are essential through sampling, demos, signage, and customer service. Now more than ever, we need to give people a reason to come in and experience the deli. Specialty products like ours help do that.”

FOODMatch’s uniquely crafted Mediterranean program has gained impressive recognition, collecting a total of 13 sofi™ awards from the Specialty Food Association. Most recently, the company’s Divina Sour Cherry Spread was awarded the prestigious sofi Gold Award.

With a lineup of products that inherently complements the items found in the deli department and cheese case, FOODMatch is an integral part of the deli experience

“FOODMatch is inspired by the culinary heritage, traditions, and ingredients of the Mediterranean. We have over 25 years of expertise in sourcing ingredients from agriculturally-rich communities that support sustainability, biodiversity, and traditional farming practices, and we are the largest importer of Greek table olives to the United States,” Phil adds.

Stay tuned to Deli Market News for the latest in the specialty, deli, and dairy sectors.

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