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  • August Digestif of SFA Updates is Available


    SFA members--see below for the August edition of The Digestif, a monthly digest of upcoming SFA events, programs, and deadlines. 


    Shows & Events

    2023 Winter Fancy Food Show 
    The Show will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s newer West Hall on January 15-17, 2023. You can’t afford to miss this Show! Fancy Food Shows are recognized throughout the Specialty Food & Beverage Industry as an effective and fun way to:  

    • Identify new products and services to grow your business 
    • Stay ahead of the latest consumer trends  
    • Learn from industry leaders, experts, and pioneers 
    • Establish and strengthen business relationships 

    Need exhibiting information? Click here. Interested in staying up to date with SFA Events? - Click here

    Member Benefits & Updates

    Are You Taking Full Advantage of Your SFA Membership?
    As an SFA Member, you have access to a global community of makers, retailers, buyers, distributors, brokers, suppliers, and other industry professionals who can help your business succeed. And, since SFA Membership is company-wide, everyone in your organization can take advantage of the business-building opportunities, savings programs, and industry connections we offer. Click here to view a list of the most popular membership benefits or contact our Membership Department to speak with someone who can help you make the most of your membership. 



    Products, Resources & Tools

    SFA Product Marketplace Best Practices Webinar 
    We recently hosted a webinar chock full of tips, tricks, and best practices for using the SFA Product Marketplace to grow your business. If you missed the webinar or want to share this resource with colleagues, click here to view it anytime!  


    Learning Center
    Find resources including directories of co-manufacturers, business service companies, distributors, and more.


    Online Education 

    With three different webinar series, SFA has something for you. Interested in the basics? Check out Maker Prep. Looking for the latest on rules and regulations? Regulatory Update can help. Curious about pricing, trends, and issues affecting business? In the Know has got you covered.
    Learn about our August Maker Prep offerings here. Regulatory Update and In the Know will be on hiatus this month, but you can view recent webinars from these series on demand in our Learning Center. Each webinar includes slides and a recording, so you can watch whenever is best for you.


    News & Research Updates

    The State of the Specialty Food Industry, 2022-2023 Edition
    The State of the Specialty Food Industry and 10-Year Category Tracking and Forecasts helps you make data-driven decisions for your business. Purchase this comprehensive research that explores where the market is today and the opportunities and challenges it faces. SFA Members get a discounted price of $499.  Click here to purchase.


    Community Sharing & Observances

    Have an Instagram? Let's follow each other. Every Monday SFA Members participate in #SFAMemberMonday. Tag @specialtyfoodassociation and hashtag #SFAMemberMonday on your Instagram post or story, and we'll repost you on our Instagram story! 


    SFA Members: Tell Us Your Story
    Every Specialty Food Association member has a unique story, set of challenges, and successes to celebrate. And we want to hear about it!
    We’re collecting our members’ stories to share on our Community Hub and in other content platforms like SFA News Daily, the SFA Feed app, or the SFA’s podcast, Spill & Dish.
    Help others by sharing your experiences in the specialty food industry! To participate, sign into the Community Hub and then go here to answer some brief questions. 

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    August is National Civility Month. Observances: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9), World Humanitarian Day (19), Senior Citizens Day (21), American Business Women’s Day (22), and Women’s Equality Day (26).  


    Small Bites

    With so much information coming at us from screens of all sizes, we've packaged bite-size bits of information that can be easily consumed. Click below for SFA offerings.


    product marketplace

    Product Marketplace: SFA’s Product Marketplace makes discovering, networking, and connecting so easy. Learn about this exciting Member benefit.


    learning center

    Weekly Webinars: Created to help our Members build their businesses, learn from experts, and create long-term solutions


    news & trends

    SFA Feed: An industry newsfeed app that puts the latest from across specialty food right on your mobile device.



    SFA Community Hub: Explore, ask questions, and connect with others in the specialty food industry.



    Virtual Share Groups: Spaces for mentorship, shared resources, and connections needed to support Members.


    product marketplace

    Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Our product marketplace makes it easy to filter & find minority-owned businesses.  


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