In this edition of Specialty Food, we profile the dozen up-and-coming entrepreneurs named to our fifth annual 12 Under 35: Breakout Talent to Watch list and delve into consumer purchasing behavior from the Specialty Food Association’s Today’s Specialty Food Consumer report, 2021-2022 edition.
As we approach the winter holidays, Specialty Food asked retail buyers for their recommendations for foods to help revelers make merry and hiring managers to share their staffing strategies as they face their busiest season amidst a labor shortage.
More highlights from the fall issue:
- Specialty Food Maker: This section, that includes topics and business news to help producers and suppliers build their operations and stay prepared for challenges, features “Defining the Right Performance Metrics for Your Business,” “Maker Q&A: Engaging Influencers,” and “Regulatory Update: The Patchwork of CBD Regulations Continues.”
- Category Spotlight: “Sweet Escape” From premium indulgences to inexpensive treats, consumers are seeking out chocolate and other confectionery for adventure, comfort, and flavor.
- Cheese Focus: “Spain, Off the Beaten Path” Exposing consumers to lesser-known Spanish cheeses is one way for specialty retailers to stand out.