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Specialty Food. Craft. Care. Joy.

At the Specialty Food Association, we give you the tools, knowledge and connections to support the CRAFT and the CARE you put into your specialty food business every day. That's our JOY.

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Ours is called The Specialty Food Association for a reason. No product is ordinary. No brand is ordinary.

And because of this simple fact, the entire industry is an ongoing, ever-changing incubator for innovation of out of the bottle, out of the package -- out of the box ideas.

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Our Vision

We are a movement with one purpose: To build the passion for extraordinary food experiences.

Join us on our industry evolution over the next 10 years and beyond as we roll out exciting new programs, news and features that will help you be more successful than ever before.

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Sofi Awards 2014

"The best of the best" – the sofi Award products!

These products are not just crafted with care and joy, but they have also been vetted by a national panel of top specialty food professionals. The sofi Awards honor the best of the best in specialty foods and beverages from members of the Specialty Food Association.

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Our Stories

Each of our members brings a story with them.

A story of inspiration, challenge, opportunity and vision. A story with chapters still to be written. Though the stories are uniquely different, they wholeheartedly share our message of craft and care and joy.

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Industry Stats

Specialty food is among the fastest growing industries in the U.S., with sales skyrocketing by 22.1 percent between 2010 and 2012. Last year, dollar volume for the industry grew an impressive 14.3 percent.

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We've been waiting for you. You've discovered the very special world of specialty food. And everyone here is unique, like you -- sharing one passion: to create food that's worthy of the craft, care and joy that goes into it. Discover all the benefits of membership in The Specialty Food Association.

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