Specialty Food Association Brings Top Influencers, Innovators and Disruptors to 2019 Summer Fancy Food Show

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) 65th Summer Fancy Food Show brought together thousands of food buyers, brokers and distributors with over 2,600 exhibitors, including 239 companies from New York, and international exhibitors from 54 nations. The SFA’s Summer Show, which ran from June 23-25, 2019 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, is the largest North American marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty food and beverage producers and buyers.

Specialty Food Association Crowns Wild Hibiscus Flower Company at Summer Fancy Food Show Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition

The 65th Summer Fancy Food Show simmered with excitement during the Specialty Food Association (SFA) Front Burner Pitch Competition at the Jacob Javits Center. Hosted by the SFA Foodservice Council and presided over by chef Elizabeth Falkner, the competition saw three exhibitors pitch their foodservice-ready products to a panel of specialty food buyers. Wild Hibiscus Flower Company reigned supreme after the scores rolled in.

Specialty Food Disruptors and Innovators Gather at Summer Fancy Food Show

The fastest-growing segment of the food industry, specialty food at nearly $150 billion in annual sales, is gathering in New York, NY for the Summer Fancy Food Show from Sunday, June 23through Tuesday, June 25. Presented by the Specialty Food Association (SFA), a not-for-profit association with over 3,800 members, including food artisans, importers, buyers and entrepreneurs, the show features 2,400+ companies exhibiting over 200,000 specialty foods – something for every palate.

Specialty Food Sales Near $ 150B: 2019 State of the Specialty Food Industry Report

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA) annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, issued today, reveals that specialty food remains one of the fastest-growing segments of the food business. Fueled by increasing interest from both consumers and retailers, total sales jumped 9.8 percent between 2016 and 2018, reaching $148.7 billion last year.

Specialty Food Association’s 2019 sofi Award Winners

Specialty Food Association (SFA) members around the world watched with anticipation this morning as the winners of the coveted 2019 sofi™ Awards were announced. In all, the 2019 sofi Awards honored 148 specialty food products with gold, silver, bronze, and best new product trophies.