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Eva Meszaros

Eva Meszaros

Specialty Food Association

RECENT ARTICLES BY EVA MESZAROS
2015 Top Story: The Golden Years: Two Businesses Celebrate 75 Years

2015 Top Story: The Golden Years: Two Businesses Celebrate 75 Years

Two specialty food icons reached a milestone of 75 years in business this year. Murray’s Cheese and Bi-Rite have not only survived but thrived, with both seeing(...)
2015 Top Story: Abandoned Tip: Restaurants Rethink Tipping Policies

2015 Top Story: Abandoned Tip: Restaurants Rethink Tipping Policies

State and federal minimum wages have been a hot topic in recent years, with talks of minimum wage hikes stirring on the federal level and cities from Los Angeles(...)
Top 10 Specialty Food News and Trends of 2015

Top 10 Specialty Food News and Trends of 2015

It’s been a rough year for some beloved brands, from a listeria scare at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to an unsettling conspiracy discovery targeting Hampton(...)
2015 Top Story: Acquisitions Aplenty: Big Food Forks Over Big Bucks for Specialty

2015 Top Story: Acquisitions Aplenty: Big Food Forks Over Big Bucks for Specialty

Specialty foods have become a force to be reckoned with—or, in many cases, scooped up. Big Food is taking its tiny competitors seriously, as indicated by several(...)
2015 Top Story: Up the Creek: Just Mayo Founder’s Rocky Year

2015 Top Story: Up the Creek: Just Mayo Founder’s Rocky Year

Hampton Creek had a roller coaster of a year, beginning with a positive upswing after Unilever dropped its lawsuit against the Just Mayo maker. Sales surged(...)
2015 Top Story: Jeni’s on Ice: Cult Ice-Cream Maker Under the Microscope

2015 Top Story: Jeni’s on Ice: Cult Ice-Cream Maker Under the Microscope

In April, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams came to face to face with every foodmaker’s nightmare: a listeria contamination that forced a recall of its product line(...)
2015 Top Story: A Wholly Rough Year: Whole Foods Faces Challenges

2015 Top Story: A Wholly Rough Year: Whole Foods Faces Challenges

From financial struggles to controversial campaigns, Whole Foods had its struggles in 2015. With increasing competition in the food retail industry, the company(...)
In Memoriam: Celebrating Specialty Food’s Visionary Leaders

In Memoriam: Celebrating Specialty Food’s Visionary Leaders

The specialty food world lost some revolutionary industry inspirations—importing pioneers, revolutionary retailers, and culinary leaders in spices and tea among(...)
2015 Top Story: Food Safety Reform Steps Forward: FSMA Gets Finalized

2015 Top Story: Food Safety Reform Steps Forward: FSMA Gets Finalized

It’s been a long and tenuous journey for the specialty food industry as it awaited final rules and implementation plans of the Food Safety Modernization Act.(...)
2015 Top Story: Bugging Out: Insects Gain Ground with New Uses

2015 Top Story: Bugging Out: Insects Gain Ground with New Uses

The shock and awe of bugs as food have gradually dissipated as Westerners warm up to the idea of the sustainable, alternative protein. Cricket flour and cricket(...)
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