Officials at Carolina Turkey say their new line of all-natural deli meats and cheeses will help redefine and re-energize these categories for grocery retailers.
From roadside stands to fine dining, barbecue dishes are some of the hottest items on the menu. In fact, barbecue dishes are found on nearly 60 percent of all U.S. menus tracked by Chicago-based research firm Datassential, and they've seen 13 percent growth in quick service and midscale restaurant settings since 2005.
Retail flatbreads of all flavors reach $286 million in U.S. sales in 2014, according to data from Nielsen Scantrack, with pita bread the top seller. Americanized flatbreads and pizza crusts – not described as pita, nann or other ethnic descriptor – totaled $96.7 million in 2014 sales, but they're just the tip of the culinary iceberg.