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Payments company Square has introduced a sleek new piece of hardware to its portfolio: a point-of-sale stand with a built-in credit card reader that uses an iPad for display and brains.
The Specialty Food Association will present a live webinar on June 12 on family-owned businesses and how to assess whether “familiness” is a competitive advantage or constraint. It will cover how to take steps to build on strengths and weaknesses. The one-hour live session will ...
What are you planning to do differently in your business this year?As part of our 2013 State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, we surveyed brokers to hear their opinions on important issues facing the specialty food trade. See what they had to say about ...
The Specialty Food Association is unveiling its new brand, Specialty Food: Craft. Care. Joy.
Alfred Ciccotelli, Sr., 86, founder and chairman of Cento Fine Foods, died May 6, about one month from the company’s 50th anniversary, at his home in New Jersey.
brokerage Madison Lane, Portland, Ore., recently signed an agreement to represent The Deli Source.
The Specialty Food Association has named five specialty food retailers from across the U.S. as the Outstanding Retailers of 2013.
Health care reform faces a new legal challenge from small business owners, this time over the federal tax credits designed to help low- and moderate-income Americans purchase health insurance.
This Friday three members of the Specialty Food Association will share tips on how to succeed at the Summer Fancy Food Show in a one-hour live webinar designed just for members.
What was your biggest success in 2012?As part of our 2013 State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, we surveyed brokers to hear their opinions on important issues facing the specialty food trade. See what they had to say about their biggest successes in 2012 ...
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is giving the public more time to weigh in on proposed rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act. Yesterday, the agency extended the comment period 120 days, until Sept. 16, 2013, to comment on proposed rules that establish preventative controls in ...
The Specialty Food Association reveals the finalists for the 41st annual sofi Awards for the outstanding foods and beverages of 2013. A national panel of specialty food experts tasted and evaluated 1,885 products across 30 categories to come up with a list of 109 finalists ...
The Vermont Food System Atlas is scheduled to open in May.
What is the biggest threat to your business?As part of our 2013 State of the 2013 State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, we surveyed brokers to hear their opinions on important issues facing the specialty food trade. See what they had to say about ...
Q.bel Foods LLC, Nyack, NY, has made three new broker appointments.
The Wisconsin Farmers Union created the Wisconsin Food Hub Cooperative to establish new avenues for growers and buyers of locally grown fresh produce to come together.
The Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) started 35 years ago and is now taking root in Santa Clara Valley, CA.
Specialty food sales hit nearly $86 billion in 2012, according to this year’s “State of the Specialty Food Industry” report, a 22 percent jump over 2010 data. The report, compiled for the Specialty Food Association by Mintel International/SPINS, indicates a prosperous industry, as you can ...
Northwest specialty food brokerage Madison Lane will begin representing Vermont Farmstead Cheese Company in Oregon and Washington.
Learn how to land on store shelves and improve business practices in the Specialty Food Association’s two-day conference April 26 and 27 at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The event is presented by the association’s Diversity Council, and expands on the two Go to Market ...
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