instore - May 2018 - 60

INSIGHT INSIDER

cheese and a piece of bread," Salerno says.
"We're not copying anything, but we can
take any idea and make it fit our model."
An example is NuVue's "The Ultimate Little
Meal" tapas line. Each recipe in the line is

C-stores vs.
business dining
NuVue's biggest markets can be
separated into two categories: c-stores
and business dining.
Business dining itself consists of micro
markets (think miniature c-stores with
quick payment options) and vending.
The menus don't change too drastically
between the c-store and business
dining, for the most part.
"Because we feed different groups of
folks, we get an opportunity to really
see what's going well with sales," says
Paul Dodson, NuVue's vice president of
sales. "The things people want to see
in the micro markets are typically the
same things that they want to see in
the c-stores."

hand crafted with high-quality ingredients.
The single-serve menu items - ideal for cstores, micro markets or vending - hit on
the growing popularity of grab 'n go snacking as well as consumer desire for new and
exciting flavors.
"As consumer confidence has been raised,
people are more willing to buy grab 'n go
items that are not between two pieces of
bread," Salerno says. "Fifteen years ago, the
only thing you thought about when talking
about grab-and-go was a wedge sandwich of
some sort. The tapas line is a great example
of that."

"Because we have that fresh local
market where we deal with customers
on a daily basis, that allows us the
opportunity to take a trial product and
put that out in our fresh vending line,
where we get very quick feedback."
PAUL DODSON, NUVUE

The quick nature of NuVue's fresh lines -
especially its business dining segment -
make it a perfect testing ground for these
new ideas. If a new menu item goes over
well, it's apparent fairly quickly, and it can
be added to other lines if needed.

"Because we have that fresh local market
where we deal with customers on a daily basis, that allows us the opportunity to take a
trial product and put that out in our fresh
vending line, where we get very quick feedback," Dodson says. "We can see how well
it's doing. If it does well, that's when it makes
it out to our convenience store market."

Offering solutions
Like other commissaries, NuVue helps retailers make the leap from simple prepared
foodservice items to menu items more in
line with today's trends.
"We do quite a bit of traveling in the springtime, attending shows across the nation,"
Dodson says. "That gives us the opportunity
to talk to customers, and many of them that
we have acquired over the years have been
folks who have tried to do this on their own."
Those retailers, however, soon run into
problems. Regulations have increased and
food safety laws have become more stringent over the last several years.
Throw in labeling laws, the cost of production, workforce issues and more, and offering a diverse fresh menu has become challenging for the average retailer to do.

Vending, however, has a few limitations
when it comes to menus. Dodson says a
relative lack of price consciousness at
micro markets allows NuVue to upscale
some items on those menus.
That said, even vending consumers
are starting to fall in line with overall
trends shifting toward high-end grab 'n
go foods.
"There have been some big moves
in the last four or five years on the
vending side of business dining,"
Dodson says. "Folks are starting to
look for a higher quality product.
They're simply looking for that now
and they're looking for it across
the board."
NuVue stresses the use of high-quality meats and cheeses. Photo: NuVue Foods

60 * MAY 2018 * commissary INSIDER



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of instore - May 2018

Instore - May 2018
Editor's Note - Big fun on the bayou
CONTENTS
News - NEED TO KNOW
Spotlight - BY THE NUMBERS: Pizza
Packaging - HOT TO-GO: Prepared foods packaging
Cover Story - One-on-one with Erik Waterkotte
Feature - Are you experienced?
Feature - Big Easy, big expectations
Feature - Snacking naturally
Feature - TURKEY time
Feature - Deli convenience
Merchandising - ON DISPLAY: Menu boards
Equipment - LATEST INNOVATION: Pizza ovens
Commissary Insider - May 2018
INSIGHT INSIDER: NuVue Foods
C-stores vs. business dining
NuVue Foods Fresh Brands
FOOD SAFETY - Pest Control
PACKAGING: Transparency
EQUIPMENT - Getting the most out of labeling
R&D: Organic baked goods
Product Knowledge - CATEGORY UPDATE: Sandwich Breads
Feature - What the future holds
Feature - Personalized cakes
Specialty Insights - CONSIDER: Indian foods
Product Trends - FIRST TO MARKET
Product Showcase
AD INDEX
instore - May 2018 - Instore - May 2018
instore - May 2018 - BNJ - 1
instore - May 2018 - BNJ - 2
instore - May 2018 - BNJ - 3
instore - May 2018 - BNJ - 4
instore - May 2018 - Instore - May 2018
instore - May 2018 - 2
instore - May 2018 - Editor's Note - Big fun on the bayou
instore - May 2018 - 4
instore - May 2018 - 5
instore - May 2018 - CONTENTS
instore - May 2018 - 7
instore - May 2018 - News - NEED TO KNOW
instore - May 2018 - 9
instore - May 2018 - Spotlight - BY THE NUMBERS: Pizza
instore - May 2018 - 11
instore - May 2018 - Packaging - HOT TO-GO: Prepared foods packaging
instore - May 2018 - 13
instore - May 2018 - 14
instore - May 2018 - 15
instore - May 2018 - 16
instore - May 2018 - 17
instore - May 2018 - Cover Story - One-on-one with Erik Waterkotte
instore - May 2018 - 19
instore - May 2018 - 20
instore - May 2018 - 21
instore - May 2018 - 22
instore - May 2018 - 23
instore - May 2018 - Feature - Are you experienced?
instore - May 2018 - 25
instore - May 2018 - 26
instore - May 2018 - 27
instore - May 2018 - 28
instore - May 2018 - 29
instore - May 2018 - Feature - Big Easy, big expectations
instore - May 2018 - 31
instore - May 2018 - 32
instore - May 2018 - 33
instore - May 2018 - 34
instore - May 2018 - 35
instore - May 2018 - 36
instore - May 2018 - 37
instore - May 2018 - 38
instore - May 2018 - 39
instore - May 2018 - Feature - Snacking naturally
instore - May 2018 - 41
instore - May 2018 - Feature - TURKEY time
instore - May 2018 - 43
instore - May 2018 - Feature - Deli convenience
instore - May 2018 - 45
instore - May 2018 - 46
instore - May 2018 - 47
instore - May 2018 - 48
instore - May 2018 - 49
instore - May 2018 - Merchandising - ON DISPLAY: Menu boards
instore - May 2018 - 51
instore - May 2018 - 52
instore - May 2018 - 53
instore - May 2018 - 54
instore - May 2018 - 55
instore - May 2018 - Equipment - LATEST INNOVATION: Pizza ovens
instore - May 2018 - 57
instore - May 2018 - 58
instore - May 2018 - INSIGHT INSIDER: NuVue Foods
instore - May 2018 - C-stores vs. business dining
instore - May 2018 - 61
instore - May 2018 - NuVue Foods Fresh Brands
instore - May 2018 - 63
instore - May 2018 - FOOD SAFETY - Pest Control
instore - May 2018 - 65
instore - May 2018 - 66
instore - May 2018 - 67
instore - May 2018 - PACKAGING: Transparency
instore - May 2018 - 69
instore - May 2018 - 70
instore - May 2018 - 71
instore - May 2018 - EQUIPMENT - Getting the most out of labeling
instore - May 2018 - 73
instore - May 2018 - 74
instore - May 2018 - 75
instore - May 2018 - R&D: Organic baked goods
instore - May 2018 - 77
instore - May 2018 - Product Knowledge - CATEGORY UPDATE: Sandwich Breads
instore - May 2018 - 79
instore - May 2018 - 80
instore - May 2018 - 81
instore - May 2018 - Feature - What the future holds
instore - May 2018 - 83
instore - May 2018 - 84
instore - May 2018 - 85
instore - May 2018 - Feature - Personalized cakes
instore - May 2018 - 87
instore - May 2018 - 88
instore - May 2018 - 89
instore - May 2018 - Specialty Insights - CONSIDER: Indian foods
instore - May 2018 - 91
instore - May 2018 - 92
instore - May 2018 - 93
instore - May 2018 - Product Trends - FIRST TO MARKET
instore - May 2018 - 95
instore - May 2018 - 96
instore - May 2018 - Product Showcase
instore - May 2018 - 98
instore - May 2018 - 99
instore - May 2018 - AD INDEX
instore - May 2018 - 101
instore - May 2018 - 102
instore - May 2018 - 103
instore - May 2018 - 104
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2018_12_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_11_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_10_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_09_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_08_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_07_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_06_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_05_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_04_01
http://digital.instoremag.net/sosland/isb/2018_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2018_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2018_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2017_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2016_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_06_02
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2015_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2014_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2013_01_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_11_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2012_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_08_02
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2011_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2009_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_09_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2008_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2007_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2007_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2007_07_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2007_05_02
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2007_05_02
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2006_06_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2006_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2006_03_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2005_12_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2005_10_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2005_08_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2005_05_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2005_04_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2005_02_01
http://www.nxtbook.com/sosland/isb/2004_12_01
http://www.nxtbookMEDIA.com