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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
Learn what makes specialty foods profitable and successful in the upcoming Specialty Food Association webinar, "How Specialty Foods Drive Profits and Build Customer Loyalty."
The Specialty Food Association is holding its next regional share group on Monday, Oct. 13 in Columbus, Ohio.
The Specialty Food Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from organizations interested in applying for a grant to aid in hunger relief or food recovery efforts. The deadline is Friday, Aug. 29.
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.
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 operators, specialty food retailers, and supermarkets. The day features expert speakers in each area and numerous networking ...
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 ...