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Jul 13, 2017, 10:04 ET Exciting Trends and Innovations Abound at Specialty Food Association's 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show

The 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show, held June 25-27 at the Javits Center in New York City, remains the premier place to spot the newest trends in...


Jul 11, 2017, 10:03 ET Hunger Relief Effort Closes the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show

After every Summer Fancy Food Show, there is a mass exodus from the Jacob Javits Center…and then a mass entrance. As the exhibit booths are broken...


Jun 26, 2017, 16:11 ET Anastasia's Coconut Cashew Crunch Wins Top Honors at Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show

Live from the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Center, the Specialty Food Association announced that Coconut Cashew Crunch from...


Jun 07, 2017, 15:42 ET Jon Taffer, Exeuctive Producer and Host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue to Speak at Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) is pleased to announce that Jon Taffer, Executive Producer and Host of Spike TV's #1 hit show Bar Rescue, will...


May 31, 2017, 14:00 ET Buyer Panel Super Session on Selling Specialty to Multi-Channels: Phil Lempert to Moderate at Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) is pleased to announce the Buyer Panel: Selling Specialty Super Session to be offered at the Summer Fancy Food...


May 25, 2017, 14:12 ET Specialty Food Association Announces Lifetime Achievement Winners

The Specialty Food Association is proud to announce the 2017 winners of its Lifetime Achievement Awards. Today's thriving $127 billion specialty...


May 19, 2017, 09:17 ET Strengthening the Specialty Food Industry: Specialty Food Association & Food Marketing Institute Announce Alliance

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) and Food Marketing Institute (FMI) have announced the launch of a strategic partnership focused on the $127...


May 10, 2017, 10:12 ET Specialty Food Association Inducts 26 Individuals into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame

The Specialty Food Association will be inducting a new class of industry leaders into the Specialty Food Hall of Fame. Established in 2015, the...


May 04, 2017, 16:27 ET Specialty Food Association to Celebrate 65th Anniversary with LevelUP Experience at Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) will celebrate 65 years at the leading edge of food with LevelUP, a new, immersive experience debuting at the...


Apr 19, 2017, 13:04 ET Meet the 2017 sofi Award Winners: 154 Specialty Food Products Receive Top Honors

From high atop New York City, the Specialty Food Association today announced the winners of the prestigious 2017 sofi™ (specialty outstanding food...


Apr 06, 2017, 09:11 ET Specialty Food Industry Sales Hit $127 Billion in 2016

Sales continue to grow as Americans embrace specialty food and beverages. The industry is taking its place as an integral player with...


Feb 24, 2017, 10:07 ET BizBash Selects Fancy Food Show As One Of New York's Top 100 Events

The Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show has been named one of New York's top 100 most powerful events by BizBash, the leading trade...


Feb 09, 2017, 13:00 ET Battle of the Brands: Hummustir Triumphant in Specialty Food Association Front Burner Competition

Hummustir, a new take on deconstructed hummus, was recently awarded first place for most innovative product at the first-ever Front Burner...


Jan 17, 2017, 11:15 ET Carla Hall Named Keynote Speaker for Specialty Food Business Summit

The Specialty Food Association today announced that famed chef and co-host of ABC's The Chew, Carla Hall, will be the keynote speaker at this...


Dec 09, 2016, 10:07 ET Specialty Food Association Announces Fifth Annual Leadership Awards

The Specialty Food Association announces the six winners of the 2017 Leadership Awards, honoring industry frontrunners who have gone above and...


Dec 06, 2016, 11:03 ET Largest Winter Fancy Food Show Ever Opens Registration

The Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco is shaping up to be the largest in its 42-year history, with more of the latest specialty foods and...


Nov 15, 2016, 11:17 ET Accolades And Recognition For Specialty Food Association Media, Events And Exhibitions:

The talented content and media and exhibitions arms of the Specialty Food Association continue to receive recognition from their industry peers in...


Oct 26, 2016, 14:15 ET Engaged Consumers, Alternative Channels Fuel Surging Specialty Food Segment

Americans, especially millennials and men, continue to discover specialty foods and beverages as they become a larger, more integral part of the...


Jul 21, 2016, 11:31 ET Specialty Food Association Names New President

 The Board of Directors of the Specialty Food Association announced today that it has named Phillip M. Kafarakis as President of the...


Jun 30, 2016, 13:21 ET Summer Fancy Food Show Largest Ever

The 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show, which ended Tuesday, was the largest in exhibit space since it was established in 1954. More than 2,670 exhibitors...


Jun 01, 2016, 16:26 ET New Summer Class Joins 2016 Specialty Food Hall of Fame

 The Specialty Food Association announces a new group of honorees for the 2016 class of the Specialty Food Hall of Fame. The 47 individuals...


Jan 19, 2016, 14:43 ET Top 5 Food Trends Spotted at 2016 Winter Fancy Food Show

What's next on store shelves? Snacks made with crickets, grass-fed everything, and protein where you least expect it, according to an expert panel...


Dec 09, 2015, 13:57 ET Specialty Food Association Honors Six Industry Leaders

 The Specialty Food Association announces six winners of  its fourth annual Leadership Awards honoring members who have gone "above and...


Dec 02, 2015, 14:56 ET Top 10 Food Trends in Specialty Food for 2016

 Move over meat. Vegetables will get a seat at the table in 2016, rejected produce will find new life, and fat will look good again. These are...


Nov 30, 2015, 13:25 ET Specialty Food Foundation Funds 23 Anti-Hunger Programs

 The Specialty Food Foundation has awarded grants to 23 organizations working to break the cycle of hunger across the U.S. In all, the...