The Winter Fancy Food Show closes today in San Francisco after three days of exhibitors from 35 countries showcasing 80,000 specialty foods and beverages. "The Show has been fantastic," says Elizabeth Jean, Cambridge Foods/Elizabeth Jean's Pie Kits. "We’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of retailers from the West Coast and are planning to expand our line out here."

"I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be to our product because we're a local vendor out of Austin, but response has been overwhelming," says first-time exhibitor Daniel Koetz, Goodpop All Natural Frozen Pops. "It's been an incredible experience for us."

The Winter Show will return next year to San Francisco, its longtime West Coast home, slated for January 19 – 21, 2014, at Moscone Center. The next Summer Fancy Food Show will be held June 30 – July 2, 2013, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City. The Summer Show was re-located to Washington, D.C. for the past two years.