Blog Post List

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    Straight From The Source: What You’ll Learn At The 2019 SFA Business Summit
    Written by: Arielle Feger, Content Associate The 2019 Specialty Food Business Summit, slated for April 7–9, 2019, is designed to help members grow their businesses and manage success and change. Here—direct from the lineup of expert speakers—are some highlights of what you’ll learn during the two and a half days and 20+ sessions and networking ... more
  • Chris Crocker
    Buyers Want Makers To Get Smarter About Business
    SFA recently commissioned a study of the buying trade to get a better understanding of the path to making trade purchases, to understand buyer preferences, and to discover unmet needs.  Among the insights gained was a dominant theme across every buyer persona and class of trade: While buyers increasingly want specialty food products, they need ... more
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    Make Your Competition Be In Awe Of You
    Written by: Julie Busha, Specialty Food Board of Directors, Founder of Slawsa I often find myself in awe of companies of all sizes that connect with customers and drive home their message. They release a seemingly simple video that goes viral. Their product gets placed in my $8 airline snack box. They get featured on national shows. What are they doing ... more
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    Q&A With Board Of Directors Chair
    Dan Dowe, SFA Board of Directors chairman, shares with the membership some highlights of the past six months as well at a glimpse of future endeavors. (A full version of this Q&A was originally published in the SFA's Fancy Food Show Daily. Read the full version here .) Q. You were elected chairman of the SFA board at the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show. What ... more
  • Leadership Awards
    Advice From The SFA's 2019 Leadership Award Winners
    The winners of the Specialty Food Association's 2019 Leadership Awards are honored for their work in Citizenship, Vision, and Business Leadership. Here, they share their wisdom for up-and-coming food entrepreneurs. Q: What is your best piece of advice for entrepreneurs who are just starting out in the business? Despite the fact that we all ... more