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Summer Show News - 7/7/2011

Date: 07/07/11 | Source: Fancy Food Show News
Categories: Trends and Statistics; Market Trends | Tags: Event News; SFFS
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Summer Show News - 7/7/2011

Pre-Show Discount Expires Friday; Summer Show Featured on GMA; Track Hot Food Trends

Tomorrow is the last day to register online for the pre-Show discount of $35 to attend the Summer Fancy Food Show. The price goes up to $60 on Saturday, July 8. The Show runs July 10 - 12 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The exhibit halls will be filled with 180,000 specialty foods and beverages from around the world. More than 80 countries and regions will be represented, including Chile, Morocco, China and France. New products slated for the Show include Weeping Mary’s Ghost Pepper Peanuts from Bertie County Peanuts, Windsor, N.C., Domaine des Vignes Olive Dijon Mustard from Encore Specialty Foods, Hingham, Mass., and Skillet Original Pumpkin Ketchup from Skillet Street Food, Seattle. The Show is a must for discerning food buyers from retail stores and restaurants as varied as the corner food market and café to chains such as Whole Foods and Starbucks. Learn more and register.

Great buzz. Good Morning America gave a sneak preview of the Summer Fancy Food Show yesterday in a segment presented by Sara Moulton, the show’s food editor. Moulton served as a judge for the 2011 sofi Awards competition, and helped select 125 Finalists from a record 2,326 entries across 33 Awards. The segment features several sofi Finalists, and other intriguing new foods and beverages that will be at the Fancy Food Show. The Summer Show is also featured on GMA's website. sofi Gold Winners will be announced Monday, July 11 at the Show in a red-carpet ceremony hosted by celebrity chef Cat Cora. Learn more about the Show’s sofi events. Tickets are still available for the ceremony.

EXHIBITOR NEWS...Venus Wafers has expanded its Nejaimes Lavasch line with Rosemary and Seeded Whole Grain flavors and has updated package designs for the complete range of products. Read more. Booth 1007

EXHIBITOR NEWS...Canaan Fair Trade is opening a second warehouse in New Jersey to ship USDA organic and certified Fair Trade olive oil and traditional foods from Palestine. The opening allows the company--a mission-based organization that seeks to sustain the livelihood of Palestinian producer communities caught in the midst of conflict--to ship from both the East and West Coasts. Read more. Booth 1102

Trends to watch. Learn how today’s hot restaurant trends are expected to show up on store shelves at a seminar on Sunday, July 10, at the Summer Show from 8 - 8:45 a.m. before the exhibit halls open. Presented by Kara Nielsen, trendologist at the Center for Culinary Development, and David Sprinkle, research director for Packaged Facts (pictured, left), this session will look at what’s going on in the foodservice sector, whether in food trucks, farmers markets or restaurants, that is creating new opportunities in specialty food development, sales and marketing. Learn more and register.

EXHIBITOR NEWS...The Italian Trade Commission and The Italian National Union of Olive Growers' Association (U.NA.PR.OL) is hosting a presentation and tasting of olive oils from six regions of Italy. Bill Marsano, winner of a James Beard Award for writing on wine and food, will be the guest speaker. The seminar will be held on Monday, July 11, at 2 p.m. on-site at the Summer Show. Read more.

EXHIBITOR NEWS...Almondina Cookies is introducing a chocolate dipped variety of its Original cookie. Suggested retail price is $4.99. Read more. Booth 1718

EXHIBITOR NEWS...Niederegger is expanding its traditional U.S. offerings with a collection of nougat specialties, including 3.5-ounce Nut and Almond Nougat Chocolate Bars; foil-wrapped Nut and Cream Nougat Praline Balls, packaged in 3.2-ounce boxes with see-thru design, and individual 0.5-ounce Nougat Balls. Read moreBooth 2205

What's New at the Fancy Food Show

Tillen's Bada Bing Cherries
Metzger Specialty Brands, Inc.
Booth 717
Blueberry Passion Sorbet Bars
Ciao Bella Gelato Co.
Booth 3333
OLOVES, a healthy olive snack
Milas Foods, LLC
Booth 5602

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