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.
The sofi Award Product of the Year will be announced during the Specialty Food Association's Summer Fancy Food Show
April 13, 2018
The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has been presenting sofi Awards since 1972, celebrating culinary excellence and creativity worldwide through recognizing the outstanding work of its members. The 2018 winners include a wide range of culinary delicacies, from mouthwatering sauces to delectable desserts to savory snacks. Winners were chosen from more than 2,650 entries in a blind tasting by a national panel of culinary experts.