Blog Post List

  • 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
  • Fancy Food Shows -  60 Years Of Memories
    Fancy Food Shows -  60 Years Of Memories
    by Eli W. Schlossberg The history of specialty foods in America is fascinating—one filled with wonderful stories and a group of pioneering, hard-working, colorful individuals. My family was once quite prominent in establishing this industry and I spent over 40 years of my career being part of this evolution. I have now experienced more than 60 years ... more
  • Why We Believe In Specialty Retail
    Why We Believe In Specialty Retail
    A lot has been said about the brick-and-mortar shopping experience in the face of almost unlimited online access to products. Retailers of all shapes and sizes are focusing on how to better compete by enhancing how they engage consumers both inside and outside of the store. For specialty retail, shopper experience has always been the key point of ... more
  • Three Trendsetting Retail Concepts
    Three Trendsetting Retail Concepts
    In our Fall issue of Specialty Food Magazine , we showcase some of the industry’s younger pacesetters in our annual “12 Under 35: Breakout Talent to Watch” feature. You’ll find a dozen inspiring examples of reformers and visionaries launching new business concepts, addressing social good, and rethinking established models. This year’s roster ... more