Specialty Food Association releases new State of the Industry Report
June 30, 2020
Based on sales data from the past three calendar years, the new Specialty Food Association's (SFA) annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report reveals a robust specialty food industry hitting $158.4 billion in sales, a 10.7% increase since 2017. The full report includes commentary throughout that reflects the impact and ramifications of COVID-19.
Lynch will take over the leadership position as the contract expires for the current president, Phil Kafarakis
May 22, 2020
Bill Lynch has been appointed the interim president of the Specialty Food Association by the SFA’s Board of Directors. Lynch, who has 20 years of experience with the Association, will take over the leadership position as the contract expires for the current president, Phil Kafarakis. Kafarakis will assist Lynch over the coming month to take over leadership duties.
Specialty Food Association President Phil Kafarakis says big thinking is critical to help small businesses get through spring, summer months
April 6, 2020
The Specialty Food Association (SFA) represents as many as 4,000 independent specialty food companies. Its two annual conventions—the Winter Fancy Food Show in January and Summer Fancy Food Show in June—prove to be key scouting opportunities for those manufacturers, retailers and foodservice operators interested to preview food and beverage trends.
The Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel searched the show floor for the year's hottest trends
February 26, 2020
The Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter Panel reviewed 80,000 specialty food and beverage products to select a robust group of products and companies representing eight notable trends in the specialty food and beverage industry.
Company will showcase new products at the Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco
January 6, 2020
Visitors will be able to taste the classic and unique A Dutch Masterpiece, a collection of four premium mature cheeses that have won excellence awards around the world thanks to exclusive recipes and commitment to the art of traditional Dutch cheesemaking.
Peter’s Yard is an English bakery that produces sourdough crispbreads in the Swedish tradition
September 9, 2019
The crispbreads offer a high fiber, low sugar alternative to bread that is free of hydrogenated oils. Offered in Original, Caraway, Fig, and Pink Peppercorn varieties, these light crisps make the perfect partner for canapés and are the natural choice for cheese.
Chicago incubator shares innovations from six new CPG startups
July 25, 2019
The Hatchery Chicago, a nonprofit incubator dedicated to helping Chicago entrepreneurs build and grow successful businesses, introduced six new and innovative CPG startups at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show.
Check out the June 2020 issue of Prepared Foods, featuring our cover story on creating functional flavors with stocks, bases & sauces, consumers’ appetite for beef and other animal proteins, new dairy and dairy alternative offerings, and much more.