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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
Mark your calendars: the 42nd annual sofi Awards competition is about to kick off.
The Spring issue of Specialty Food Magazine is filled with insights and trends that will get your buyers out of the winter doldrums and ready for the next big thing.
The Annual Meeting of the Specialty Food Association, including the election of Officers and Directors, will be held at the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York.
Recordings of the education sessions from the 2014 Winter Fancy Food Show are now available for purchase through the Live Learning Center on specialtyfood.com.
The International Association of Culinary Professionals is extending member pricing to Specialty Food Association members for it Food Connectors and Food Connections Conference and Culinary Expo, which takes place March 14–17 at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago.
Live coverage of the Winter Fancy Food Show continues throughout the Show at live.specialtyfood.com.
Missed an on-site education program? The extensive roster of expert-led seminars at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco have been recorded and will be available for purchase as packages.
The Winter Fancy Food Show opens today at San Francisco's Moscone Center at 10 a.m. PT with more than 180,000 innovative, on-trend and handcrafted specialty foods and beverages on display.
In partnership with the American Forest Association, the Specialty Food Association will offset the carbon footprint of the Fancy Food Show through a tree-planting project in the Bay Area.
The sofi Awards honor the Specialty Food Association’s best of the best in specialty foods and beverages.
Please join president Ann Daw, the Specialty Food Association staff, and the Board of Directors for a warm welcome to the 39th annual Winter Fancy Food Show.
Take advantage of some invaluable educational opportunities targeted specifically to retailers.
Our brand is growing. Our Vision is alive and well. Be sure to swing by the Specialty Food. Craft. Care. Joy. Experience Booth to learn how our Vision is helping businesses like yours in surprising ways.
It’s not too late to register for the 39th Winter Fancy Food Show. More exhibitors and products are here for you to discover than ever before.
Whether you are new to the business of specialty food, or are a longtime manufacturer, the range of educational seminars offered at the Winter Fancy Food Show provide valuable insight and helpful tips for all levels.
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