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The Specialty Food Association, is a leading source of information about the $86 billion specialty food industry, whether for benchmark statistics, product trends or stories about food artisans and entrepreneurs. The Association’s annual reports include the State of the Specialty Food Industry and Today’s Specialty Food Consumer.
Established in 1952, the Specialty Food Association is known worldwide for its Fancy Food Shows, the sofi™ Awards for outstanding products of the year, and its ongoing commitment to working with anti-hunger organizations. Today, the Association has more than 3,000+ members, including manufacturers, importers and allied professions in the U.S. and abroad.
Recent Association News
The Specialty Food Foundation is now accepting letters of inquiry from organizations interested in applying for a grant to aid in hunger relief or food recovery efforts.
Today is the last day to register for the Specialty Food Association’s regional share group this Wednesday in Charleston, S.C.
The Specialty Food Association is presenting a full-day workshop Monday, Sept. 8 at Ecotrust in Portland, Ore., to teach specialty food manufacturers how to sell to distributors, foodservice, specialty food retailers, and supermarkets.
Vanda Asapahu, the founder of Ayara Thai Sauces, has won the Specialty Food Association's second annual My Story. My Ad. competition, which awards one specialty food producer a spot in the association's national Specialty Food. Craft. Care. Joy. brand campaign.
Association members are being offered a discount price to attend the La Cocina Food & Entrepreneurship Conference 2014 on Sunday, Aug. 17 in San Francisco.
Charleston, S.C., is the next location for the Specialty Food Association’s regional share groups.
Today is the last date to vote in the Specialty Food Association's My Story, My Ad contest.
Exhibitors at the Summer Fancy Food Show have a long tradition of giving back.
The recent Summer Fancy Food Show, held from June 29—July 1 at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, is the largest in the show’s 60-year history, filling 361,000-square-feet of exhibit space with more than 1,400 US exhibitors and 1,291 from around the world.
sofi Award honorees were the stars of a live segment on the Today Show presented by TV food personality Sissy Biggers
More than 130 members entered the Specialty Food Association’s second annual “My Story, My Ad” Contest for a chance to win a $15,000 national ad campaign. Voting is now open to narrow the field to 10 finalists. See the finalists and vote here. The voting ...
Many specialty food business owners are wondering what kind of impact the Affordable Care Act will have on their budgets and plans for the years ahead. On July 24, from 2-3 p.m. ET, join attorney Nicholas M. Reiter of Venable LLP for an in-depth discussion ...
The Summer Fancy Food Show education program featured seminars for beginners and experienced members on topics like GMO, packaging, labeling, pitching the press, and social media. Purchase all the multimedia recordings today and you'll get more than 20 hours of inspiring educational content plus handouts ...
The Specialty Food Association is hosting pavilions for members at two important European food shows, the Speciality & Fine Food Fare in London and SIAL in Paris.
The Specialty Food Association is hosting its first Calfornia North Bay Area share group on Wed., June 16, at Suite D, an event space in Sonoma, open to members and area specialty food professionals.