Blog Post List

  • Supply Chain Insight: Disruption, Costs, And Pain Points
    Supply Chain Insight: Disruption, Costs, And Pain Points
    In the latest State of the Specialty Food Industry research, the Specialty Food Association, working in collaboration with Mintel, interviewed members across the supply chain for their insights and context into today’s market.  Costs are a central concern for everyone in the supply chain—particularly due to freight, but also considering ... more
  • Supply Chain Insight: Foodservice Opportunities 
    Supply Chain Insight: Foodservice Opportunities 
    According to companies across the supply chain, signs point to specialty foodservice as an undertapped opportunity. Specialty food makers who were interviewed as part of SFA's latest State of the Specialty Food Industry research, recognize the importance and potential of the channel as a means of eventually driving total revenue by as much as 50 ... more
  • Supply Chain Insight: Innovation And Distinction In Crowded Categories 
    Supply Chain Insight: Innovation And Distinction In Crowded Categories 
    Growing competition for retail shelf space drives creativity, say members of the supply chain who were interviewed as part of the SFA’s latest State of the Specialty Food Industry research. But companies are going about innovation strategically—remaining open to feedback from key retail and distributor customers as well as consumer end users. As ... more
  • Supply Chain Insight: Working With Retail Partners
    Supply Chain Insight: Working With Retail Partners
    In the latest State of the Specialty Food Industry research, the Specialty Food Association, working in collaboration with Mintel, interviewed members across the supply chain for their insights and context into today’s market.  On the topic of working with retailers, specialty food makers report their ideal retailer relationship is more than ... more
  • 10 Trends From The Summer Fancy Food Show
    10 Trends From The Summer Fancy Food Show
    The Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel scoured six football fields of exhibits at June’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Building on previous findings and predictions , the panelists identified products currently attaining prominence in the specialty food industry.  In addition to plant-based ingredients, alternative ... more