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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 full schedule of educational offerings for the Summer Fancy Food Show is available online, and registration is now open to sign up for a class or package.
This Friday, April 25 is the deadline to enter products for the last two sofi Awards to be judged this year.
Meet fellow members next week at Stonewall Kitchen’s headquarters in York, Maine, at the Specialty Food Association’s next regional share group.
Next week is the entry period for the last two sofi Awards to be judged this year: Outstanding New Product and Outstanding Product Line.
Join Specialty Food Association's Ron Tanner and Mintel International's David Lockwood as they report on just-released industry statistics and insights in the next webinars@work presentation discussing the landmark research in "The State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014."
Meet fellow members at Stonewall Kitchen’s headquarters in York, Maine, at the Specialty Food Association’s next regional share group.
This year’s Artisan Producer Festival, held by Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine, could prove to be a more spirited event than ever before, and not only because of the record crowd of 15,000 expected to invade Chicago for the specialty food gathering.
Charles Passy, a writer for The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch, was among the judges evaluating products at last week's sofi Awards judging.
Savory beet yogurt, Sriracha popcorn, and smoked chocolate chips are among the 109 finalists of the 42nd annual sofi Awards, announced today by the Specialty Food Association. View the full list now.
Last week, the sofi Awards took over the Specialty Food Association offices with the start of its 2014 judging process. With scents of baked goods, crackling meats, and fragrant seasonings wafting through the halls, some 20 judges scrutinized and sampled more than 2,000 products across ...
Judging for Part 1 of the 2014 sofi Awards ended Friday, and finalists in the 30 categories are slated to be announced by Thurs., April 10.
Meet fellow members this Thursday, April 10, at the Specialty Food Association's regional share group at its offices in New York.
The entry period for the last two sofi Award categories begins Monday, April 21.
Judging for Pt. 1 of the sofi Awards competition took place in the Specialty Food Association's offices in New York this week.
Judging for Part 1 of the 2014 sofi Awards begins today in the Specialty Food Association offices in New York, and continues all week.
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