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Deli, Rotisserie Chicken Still Top Foodservice Options in Grocery Stores

Twenty-seven percent of consumers report going to a grocery store with the sole intent to buy a meal, while 73% report purchasing a prepared meal at a grocery store because they're already there. Here's a look at the most-popular foodservice options in the grocery channel.
The Deli/Prepared Food Items Consumers Most Frequently Purchase from Supermarkets
Food type 
Deli counter meats/cheeses77%
Rotisserie and/or fried chicken60%
Side dishes27%
Hot food19%
Salad bar19%
Meal deals15%
Made-to-order sandwiches14%
Prepackaged sandwiches10%
Antipasto bar6%

Source: ICC/Decision Services, November 2013 via Progressive Grocer

ICC/Decision Services