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Apr 12, 2018, 09:07 ET Specialty Food Association's 2018 sofi Award Winners

Around the country and the world, hundreds of Specialty Food Association members crossed their fingers, hoping to see and hear their product...


Feb 27, 2018, 10:06 ET Specialty Food Association's 2018 Business Summit: "Plan. Make. Launch."

With innovation exploding in the specialty food industry, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) has created a product development boot camp to help...


Feb 15, 2018, 10:03 ET Trend Predictions Put to the Test at Winter Fancy Food Show by Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel

Armed with predictions for 2018, released by the Specialty Food Association in November, the West Coast arm of the Trendspotter Panel attended the...


Jan 24, 2018, 11:01 ET Brooklyn Delhi Wins the Specialty Food Association Foodservice Pitch at Winter Fancy Food Show Front Burner Competition

The competition was fierce – and fun – at the Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition at the Specialty Food Association's (SFA) 43rd Winter...


Nov 16, 2017, 12:05 ET Specialty Food Association's 2018 Leadership Awards: Industry Aids Children in Haiti, Fire Victims in California, Others in Need

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) is proud to announce the six winners of the 2018 Leadership Awards. The awards honor food industry...


Nov 15, 2017, 09:13 ET What's Hot in Food for 2018?

Food innovation is running at an all-time high and the Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel has named what they believe will be hot...


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...