Specialty Food Association to announce Product of the Year Award and New Product of the Year Awards at Summer Fancy Food Show in June
May 11, 2022
Available only to product-qualified members of the SFA, the sofi Awards were judged at the Food Innovation Center at Rutgers University (FIC), the SFA's partner for the awards. FIC experts evaluated products using anonymous tastings across 47 categories using criteria that included flavor, appearance, texture, aroma, ingredient quality, and innovation. 102 specialty food products were awarded Gold, and New Product, trophies.
FABI Awards celebrate industry-altering products that shape what's new and next for the future of food and beverage
March 21, 2022
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show announced the 2022 recipients of the Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, which recognize companies for developing extraordinary food and beverage products that are leading the way in new tastes, flavor profiles, creativity and their potential to boost sales.
The corner store chain aims to drive a larger narrative on the responsibility of the industry to uplift women
March 15, 2022
Foxtrot, a modern corner store aiming to redefine the convenience experience through community-driven values and data-backed consumer insights, launched its second annual "Up & Comers" awards, an initiative designed to celebrate small makers and discover the next generation of leading food and beverage brands.
Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel reveals the hottest trends discovered at the annual tradeshow
March 2, 2022
After more than two years apart, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Trendspotter Panel gathered in person to search the aisles for the Show's hottest trends at the 46th Winter Fancy Food Show. Running February 6-8 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Show featured thousands of products from around the world, with companies ranging from established to startup.
This year’s program recognizes new foods or beverages—across all channels—introduced from January 2021 through March 2022
January 19, 2022
Prepared Foods opened its free submissions platform for the annual Spirit of Innovation Awards. Since 2003, these distinctive awards have honored food and beverage PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT TEAMS for excellence in consumer insights, cross-functional execution and overall innovation.
Removing plastic from the environment, regenerative oat crops and corporate sustainability strategies suggest industry focus on a sustainable future
January 18, 2022
Pulled Oats® is made from carefully selected climate-friendly ingredients that are sourced as locally as possible. A regenerative crop, oats can significantly reduce nitrogen fertilizer runoff, soil erosion, and herbicide use, while increasing crop yields and farm profitability.
Jury rewards outstanding ingredients and concepts in the fields of health, sustainability, sensory and technology innovation
December 1, 2021
During the Fi Europe Innovation Award Ceremony, which took place on the first day of the world's leading ingredients trade show Fi Europe, co-located with Hi Europe, in Frankfurt, six companies received a coveted award recognizing their achievements.
Sweetkiwi awarded $100,000 in marketing support as runner up in California Milk Advisory Board and VentureFuel's Partnership to drive dairy product innovation
November 23, 2021
Nightfood claimed a sweet victory as grand prize winner of the Real California Milk Excelerator dairy innovation competition during a live pitch event. The competition, created in 2019 by the California Milk Advisory Board (CMAB) and VentureFuel to fuel innovation in new dairy product development, is a global search for the best emerging products to bring to market using California milk and dairy ingredients.
Winners recognized for breakthrough solutions in regenerative agriculture, plant-based ingredients, and household product plastic reduction
November 11, 2021
Each winner was selected based on their validated business model, track record of commercial viability, collaborative mindset, and a robust and diverse team to drive meaningful change in their respective sectors - AgTech, Food Tech and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).
ON DEMAND: Prepared Foods’ 19th annual SOI program will honor six food and beverage companies for new products demonstrating excellence in consumer insights, R&D teamwork, cross-functional execution and overall innovation.