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Sep 22, 2020, 09:04 ET Lodi Olive Oil Ascolano from Calivirgin Olive Oils & Rye Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup from Finding Home Farms Win Specialty Food Association's sofi™ Product of the Year

The virtual red carpet was rolled out at Specialty Food Live!™ last night, as the Specialty Food Association (SFA) announced the 2020 sofi™ Award...


Sep 21, 2020, 09:04 ET Specialty Food Associations Welcomes Innovators and Buyers at Specialty Food LIVE!™

The specialty food industry, representing nearly $150 billion in annual sales, is coming together for Specialty Food LIVE!™, the first virtual...


Aug 25, 2020, 12:19 ET Specialty Food Association Announces 2020 sofi Award Winners

The Specialty Food Association has completed its 2020 sofi™ Awards judging in the midst of the pandemic. Launched in 1972, the sofi (specialty...


Jun 30, 2020, 10:53 ET Specialty Food Association Releases New State of the Industry Report

Based on sales data from the past three calendar years, the new Specialty Food Association's (SFA) annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report ...


Apr 23, 2020, 15:55 ET Specialty Foods Bring Taste and Nutrition to Those in Need

Since early February, thousands of specialty food products have been arriving at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University in Bridgeton, NJ,...


Apr 13, 2020, 11:32 ET Specialty Food Association Pivots to Help Members through COVID-19: No Summer Fancy Food Show for 2020

The Specialty Food Association's (SFA) 66th annual Summer Fancy Food Show scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York will not...


Feb 27, 2020, 11:09 ET San Jose Job Corps Culinary Arts Students Spot Trends at the Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association's Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA welcomed eight culinary arts students from the San Jose Job Corps...


Feb 19, 2020, 10:33 ET Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel: Trends from 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel searched the 45th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, CA for this year's hottest...


Feb 04, 2020, 11:44 ET Specialty Food Association Brings More Industry Innovators and Entrepreneurs to Larger Winter Fancy Food Show

The specialty food industry, representing $150 billion in annual sales, gathered in San Francisco for the Winter Fancy Food Show January 19 through...


Jan 21, 2020, 16:57 ET Planeteer's Incredible Spoons You Eat Wins Specialty Food Association's Winter Fancy Food Show Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition

The Winter Fancy Food Show had a strong showing during the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Front Burner Pitch Competition at the Moscone Center....


Jan 15, 2020, 10:02 ET Specialty Food Association Winter Fancy Food Show Welcomes Innovators and Entrepreneurs

The specialty food industry, representing nearly $150 billion in annual sales, is gathering in San Francisco for the Winter Fancy Food Show from...


Nov 19, 2019, 10:03 ET Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel Predicts Top 2020 Food Trends

From "Plants as Plants" to unexpected proteins and everything in between, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Trendspotter Panel predicts what's...


Oct 03, 2019, 10:04 ET Time to Register for Specialty Food Association's 45th Annual Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) returns to San Francisco, CA, January 19-21, 2020, with its 45th Winter Fancy Food Show. Held at the Moscone...


Sep 23, 2019, 10:08 ET Specialty Food Association Journeys to Washington DC to Fight for the $148 Billion Specialty Food Industry

Specialty Food Association (SFA) President Phil Kafarakis joined prominent SFA member importer Atalanta, led by Tom and Andy Gellert, to warn...


Jul 18, 2019, 10:04 ET Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel Selects Top Trends at 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel scoured six football fields of exhibits at the 65th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show. The show, which...


Jun 27, 2019, 13:58 ET Specialty Food Association Brings Top Influencers, Innovators and Disruptors to 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association's (SFA) 65th Summer Fancy Food Show brought together thousands of food buyers, brokers and distributors with over...


Jun 25, 2019, 11:35 ET Specialty Food Association Crowns Wild Hibiscus Flower Company at Summer Fancy Food Show Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition

The 65th Summer Fancy Food Show simmered with excitement during the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Front Burner Pitch Competition at the Jacob...


Jun 24, 2019, 13:15 ET All-Purpose Indian Fusion Spice Blend from Mom's Magic Masala Wins sofi™ Award Product of the Year

The red carpet was rolled out last night at the 65th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Center, as the Specialty Food Association...


Jun 19, 2019, 14:00 ET Specialty Food Disruptors and Innovators Gather at Summer Fancy Food Show

The fastest-growing segment of the food industry, specialty food at nearly $150 billion in annual sales, is gathering in New York, NY for the Summer...


Jun 04, 2019, 12:07 ET Specialty Food Sales Near $150 Billion: 2019 State of the Specialty Food Industry Report Released

The Specialty Food Association's (SFA) annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, issued today, reveals that specialty food remains one of...


May 01, 2019, 10:04 ET Future of Food Celebrated: Specialty Food Association's 2019 sofi Award Winners

Specialty Food Association (SFA) members around the world watched with anticipation this morning as the winners of the coveted 2019 sofi™ Awards were ...


Feb 27, 2019, 10:17 ET Registration Now Open for the Specialty Food Association's 65th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) returns to New York, NY June 23-25, 2019, with its 65th Summer Fancy Food Show. Held at the Jacob Javits Center, ...


Jan 31, 2019, 10:56 ET Specialty Food Association Trendspotters Reveal Winter Fancy Food Show Trends

Doing good for the planet and its people led the trends as the Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel emerges from the 44th Annual Winter...


Jan 23, 2019, 13:13 ET Specialty Food Association Hosted Top Industry Influencers at 2019 Winter Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) hosted its 44th Winter Fancy Food Show from January 13-15, 2019 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, CA. The...


Jan 15, 2019, 14:38 ET Pacific Pickle Works Winner of the 2019 SFA Winter Fancy Food Show Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition

Pacific Pickle Works and its Michelada Shrub triumphed at the Specialty Food Association's Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition on January 14th ...