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  • Whole Foods Bakery
    Industry Operations July 18, 2024

    Whole Foods Prevents Prepared Foods, Baked Goods Waste

    Whole Foods Market said Wednesday it is partnering with surplus food marketplace Too Good To Go to save food from going to waste, particularly prepared foods and baked goods.
  • Amazon Prime Trucks
    Industry Operations July 18, 2024

    Prime Day Average Orders Exceed $150 Per Household

    Amazon’s Prime Day, the ecommerce giant’s summer shopping event featuring website-wide promotions, took place July 16-17, and experienced record sales across every category...
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  • David Lockwood, Nona Lim

    How to Leverage Findings From SFA's State of the Specialty Food Industry Report

    The SFA recently released the anticipated State of the Specialty Food Industry Report 2024-25, which offers insight...
  • Scientist in lab.

    Contaminants Demystified: How Makers Can Keep Products Safe, Avoid Litigation

    Heavy metals and per- or poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have recently become a larger area of concern for consumers, specialty food makers, and governmental regulators.
  • Vegan Chocolate Cake
    Industry Operations By: Mark Hamstra July 15, 2024

    Emirates Takes Artisanal Chocolates to New Heights

    In the chocolate world, the United Arab Emirates is known as the birthplace of camel milk chocolate, created by the Al Nassma brand.
  • Stop & Shop sign on supermarket facade
    Industry Operations July 15, 2024

    Stop & Shop to Close Underperforming Stores

    Ahold Delhaize’s U.S. banner Stop & Shop revealed Friday that it will close 32 underperforming stores by the end of the year. The retailer notes that the decision will position the company for growth.
  • PepsiCo Accelerator participants
    Industry Operations By: Mark Hamstra July 15, 2024

    PepsiCo Accelerator Focuses on Hispanic Foods, Beverages

    PepsiCo said it has selected eight food and beverage companies to participate in this year’s Greenhouse Accelerator Program: Juntos Crecemos (Together We Grow) Edition.
  • Summer Fancy Food Show entrance
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    ICYMI: Top 5 Articles From the Summer Fancy Food Show

    The Specialty Food Association’s recent Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, New York brought together nearly 30,000 specialty food industry professionals.
  • coffee beans
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    Weather Affects Coffee, Chocolate, Grain

    Coffee prices spiked following reduced output in South and Asia because of poor growing conditions; stateside, Hurricane Beryl’s welcome rains decreased the price of corn and soybeans...
  • Reusable cups
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    California Makers, Retailers Launch Reusable Initiative

    Starting in August, in Petaluma, California, Starbucks, The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, Peet’s Coffee, and Yum! Brands are leading a city-wide collaborative...
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  • Soda in glass
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    Consumers Refuse High Prices

    PepsiCo and Conagra Brands pointed to cost-conscious consumers rejecting high prices as a factor for lower revenue and unit sales during their quarterly earnings reports.
  • Congress
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    NGA Applauds Congress Action on Farm Bill

    The National Grocers Association (NGA) commended Congress members’ decision to safeguard the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • SFN banner
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    Specialty Food News Features More Inspirational, Actionable Content

    Specialty Food Association is honing the focus of its email newsletter to deliver more inspirational and actionable content for specialty food makers, buyers, and industry stakeholders
  • SFN member edition banner
    Industry Operations July 12, 2024

    Specialty Food News Features More Inspirational, Actionable Content

    Specialty Food Association is honing the focus of its email newsletter to deliver more inspirational and actionable content to its specialty food maker members.
  • SFA Our Members
    Industry Operations July 11, 2024

    Newest SFA Members Include Comoros Manufacturer, Consultants From California

    The Specialty Food Association in June 2024 welcomed 84 new members from nine countries and 26 U.S. states.