RESOURCE GUIDE: Working with a Co-Packer
Co-packing is a common option for businesses interested in breaking into specialty foods—or expanding with new products or certifications—without high upfront investment costs. But, there are trade-offs to using a co-packer that companies must assess. In this new resource guide, manufacturers who use co- packers, as well as those offering co-packing services, share their insights on how to create a profitable, strategic relationship for both parties.
Today’s Specialty Food Consumer 2016 FULL REPORT
Gain a better understanding of how specialty foods drive retailer sales, profits, and customer loyalty.
Today’s Specialty Food Consumer 2016 – Summary Report
This year’s 16-page report examines who buys specialty foods, their purchasing preferences, shopping habits, and attitudes and opinions regarding these foods.
Summer Fancy Food Show 2016 Education Recordings Package
You couldn't make it to our education program at the Summer Fancy Food Show? Our speakers can come to you! Listen to the recorded sessions when it's convenient(...)
The Future is Now: Innovations That Will Change How We Produce, Sell, and Eat
This series of short talks is led by a group of problem solvers, disrupters, and thinkers who are taking on some of the food world’s most complex issues, closing(...)
What’s in a (Sustainable) Name? The Status of Value-Based Terms
What is the value of terms like farm-to-table, sustainable, and local on your products and in your stores? Have they lost meaning, or are the concepts behind(...)
Party of One: How Snacking and Single-Serve Trends Will Drive the Specialty Food Business
Once a stigma, eating alone is the new normal. Consumers are eating by themselves, and relying on snacks for their meal options, at a rapidly growing rate.(...)
Elevate Your Pitch: How to Sell to Buyers, Investors, and Media
Every person you present your product to is different, so you need to know how to sell yourself and products for each type of situation. In this workshop, you’ll(...)
Getting Started in Foodservice
Sales opportunities abound in the foodservice channel as chefs look for creative, high-quality ingredients that still allow them to meet their bottom lines. In this new resource, specialty food producers, importers, and distributors, as well as chefs and foodservice buyers, discuss the landscape of the channel and what a manufacturer needs to know to break into foodservice.
E-commerce Strategy Forum
Live Event: Chicago, IL April 11, 2016, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Are you getting your share of online sales? You're invited to attend a full day event hosted by the Specialty Food Association where you'll hear from experts in the industry and learn more about how to build your visibility and increase your sales online.
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