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Member Services & Benefits

We offer tailored membership programs and services designed to help guide, support and grow your businesses. Specialty Food Association members gain exclusive access to the Fancy Food Shows, can tap into a passionate community of peers, network with thought-leaders, and get the edge on the latest industry knowledge and trends.

Usage of SFA Logos

Members of the Specialty Food Association are entitled to use the SFA logo in marketing materials. Download high-res versions of the SFA logo here.

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The Fancy Food Shows

Be a part of the Fancy Food Shows and connect with more than 44,000 people, discover over 260,000 specialty foods, and get a jump on new trends coming to market.

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Awards of Excellence

The prestigious sofi™, Retailer, Leadership, and Lifetime Achievement Awards honor outstanding members and are valuable marketing tools for those who win. Learn more about how to enter, plus view some of our past winners.

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Shipping Services

Enroll to save on every shipment and a wide range of supplies and services.

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Advertising and Sponsorships

Widely distribute company news and press releases for 24/7 attention, and advertise across multiple influential platforms at deeply discounted rates.

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Press Office

Association members and their products are media magnets. We help members generate great buzz with complimentary services to distribute press releases. We offer additional free resources for Fancy Food Show exhibitors to attract press attention from hundreds of journalists who cover the shows.

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Export and Traveling Show Programs

Gain visibility for your product domestically and internationally. Specialty Food Association sponsors specialty food pavilions, featuring our members’ products, at industry trade shows around the United States and overseas. For a nominal fee, the Specialty Food Association helps our members increase their domestic visibility and build or launch export initiatives in key markets throughout Europe and Asia. We have several levels of participation available.

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Education Programs

We’re the go-to resource for expert knowledge on today’s hot topics and long-standing industry challenges. Access in-person sessions at the Fancy Food Shows that put you in touch with thought leaders, plus learn year-round from white papers and downloadable resources, webinars, and online classes on a variety of business-building topics.

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Local Networking

Learn from peers, network, or help reach out to communities to inspire and develop future generations of specialty food professionals by participating in our Share Groups and other regional events.

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Expert Resources & Connections

Members have access to legal counsel, industry directories, councils and alliances that stay up-to-date on industry trends.

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Industry Publications

Access Specialty Food News, the trade’s daily e-newsletter covering food news, trends, new business openings and expansions, and legislative and regulatory issues; Specialty Food Magazine, a quarterly publication covering food category trends, new products, industry profiles, and business-building information; as well as benchmarking research reports like The State of the Specialty Food Industry, published each spring, and Today’s Specialty Food Consumer, released each fall.

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