Blog Post List

  • Denise
    7 Takeaways From The SFA's Annual State Of The Specialty Food Industry Research
    The Specialty Food Association recently released its State of the Specialty Food Industry research, 2019-2020 Edition, 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 seven top ... more
  • Gretchen Vanesselstyn
    The SFA Is Going Back To School This September – And You Can Join Us!
    On September 24, the Specialty Food Association will present our most popular and long-standing education program, The Basics: The Business of Specialty Food, at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. This all-day program, which includes breakfast, lunch, and a closing reception, is your chance to immerse yourself in a deep dive into the ... more
  • feger
    Advice From The SFA's 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
    The Specialty Food Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award recipients are widely recognized for growing the industry, improving the SFA, inspiring companies, and nurturing individuals. In a Q&A originally run in our Summer Fancy Food Show Daily , we asked the 2019 honorees to share some advice with industry newcomers looking to go the ... more
  • Denise
    Supply Chain Insight: The State Of The Specialty Food Industry
    In completing the recently released State of the Specialty Food Industry research, 2019-2020 Edition, the Specialty Food Association, working in collaboration with Mintel, interviewed members across the supply chain for their insights and context into today’s market. Following is a compilation of some of the supply chain’s responses.       SFA ... more
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    Q&A With President Phil Kafarakis: SFA's Membership Transformation Plans
    Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, recently discussed the SFA's new membership policy as part of a Q&A that originally ran in the Summer Fancy Food Show Daily. Here are excerpts: Q: The Specialty Food Association has been working on a new membership policy. Please explain.  We’ve been planning to expand our membership ... more