Blog Post List

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    You Say Co-Pack, We Say Co-Man
    There are likely as many companies in SFA's membership who buy manufacturing services as there are who sell them. Finding the right match between brand owner and manufacturer can be challenging, and has become even tougher as food safety standards and allergen sensitivities have evolved. For years, SFA quietly provided an on-call service to those ... more
  • Denise
    New Viewpoints, Fresh Ideas
    When I was 12, I began a newspaper route delivering The Bergen Record after school. When Haile Thomas was 12 she founded a nonprofit organization that promotes the importance of nutrition and culinary education. Five years later, she’s a recognized speaker, podcaster, and author who has shared her message with 16,000 children through her HAPPY ... more
  • Denise
    The State Of The Specialty Food Industry: Supply Chain Insight
    In completing the recently released revamped State of the Specialty Food Industry research , SFA, working in collaboration with Mintel, interviewed members across the supply chain for their insight and context into today’s market.   One executive vice president of a specialty/natural food brand summed up today’s landscape in a word. “The meta word ... more
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    Social Media: How It Could Help Grow Your Business
    As more consumers go online, food brands are craving social media exposure. Let’s break it down: In 2017, 81 percent of the U.S. population was active on a social network. In 2019, a total of 2.77 billion social media users is estimated around the globe.  With rapid spikes in social usage, it’s imperative food brands become more creative and vocal on ... more
  • Denise
    10 Takeaways From The 2018 State Of The Specialty Food Industry
    The Specialty Food Association recently released its expanded and revamped State of the Specialty Food Industry annual research, which examines market size and sales; dollar and unit sales growth; specialty food category penetration; growth forecasts in key categories; and consumer demographics, habits, and preferences. Following are 10 top ... more