Blog Post List

  • A New Look To Reflect The Future
    A New Look To Reflect The Future
    We kicked off the year with a refreshed look for Specialty Food magazine and all our media platforms. The makeover is part of the larger Specialty Food Association rebrand launched in late fall that was out in full effect at the Winter Fancy Food Show. We’re proud of the redesigned visual elements t hroughout the magazine , intended to energize readers ... more
  • Q&A: President Phil Kafarakis On The Future Of The SFA
    Q&A: President Phil Kafarakis On The Future Of The SFA
    SFA President Phil Kafarakis recently discussed the Association’s new membership policy and recent rebranding in the Winter Fancy Food Show Daily. You can read the Q&A below or go here to see full editions of the Winter Show Daily .  Q: The Specialty Food Association’s new membership policy debuted in January. Is the SFA’s new policy more ... more
  • Trends From The Winter Fancy Food Show
    Trends From The Winter Fancy Food Show
    The Specialty Food Association’s Trendspotter panel walked the Winter Fancy Food Show, armed with their professional expertise and earlier predictions for the Top 2020 food trends , to select eight notable specialty food and beverage Show trends.  Here are the panel’s picks for the top trends of the Winter Show. Go here for product examples of each ... more
  • Specialty Food Education: (Not Just) A Great Place To Rest Your Feet
    Specialty Food Education: (Not Just) A Great Place To Rest Your Feet
    I’ve heard it from so many show attendees and exhibitors during my years at the SFA: They love the education sessions at the Fancy Food Show because they get to learn from the researchers, trend experts, entrepreneurs, and innovative thinkers that make our industry the fascinating landscape that it is. And they get to sit down.  So while you’re putting ... more
  • Top Food Trends For 2020
    Top Food Trends For 2020
    Health benefits and sustainability concerns will continue to drive more food and beverage trends in 2020, but there’s also room for fun whether in the form of ruby chocolate or canned cocktails, says the Specialty Food Association Trendspotter panel. This group of buyers, chefs, culinary education professionals, and industry watchers has weighed ... more