Blog Post List

  • Top Food Trends For 2021
    Top Food Trends For 2021
    The continuing coronavirus pandemic keeping record number of people close to home, growing social awareness affecting purchasing decisions, and a maturing Gen Z population, are driving the food trends that will dominate in the new year, says the Specialty Food Association Trendspotter panel. This group of retailers, chefs, food writers and ... more
  • SFA Webinar Roundup: Breaking Into Specialty Foodservice, Selling To Convenience Stores, CBD Trends And Innovations, And More Topics
    SFA Webinar Roundup: Breaking Into Specialty Foodservice, Selling To Convenience Stores, CBD Trends And Innovations, And More Topics
    The Specialty Food Association is continuing both its Ask the Experts and Rise to the COVID-19 challenge webinar series as the pandemic continues to impact the specialty food industry. Webinars are held weekly with recorded versions available for download in the specialtyfood.com Learning Center. Webinars are free for SFA members and $19 for ... more
  • SFA’s October Virtual Share Group: Building Connections And Expanding Reach
    SFA’s October Virtual Share Group: Building Connections And Expanding Reach
    Twenty members gathered online on October 6 to participate in the SFA’s third Virtual Share Group. Expanding buyers and awareness, exploring new channels, and fourth-quarter planning dominated discussion topics, as participants shared advice for adapting to the current business environment. Here are eight tips that emerged from the ... more
  • 6 Food And Category Trend Takeaways From Specialty Food Live!
    6 Food And Category Trend Takeaways From Specialty Food Live!
    Specialty Food Live!, the SFA’s first virtual marketplace event, took place Sept. 21 - 25, with hundreds of buyers exploring thousands of products in SFA’s maker members’ showrooms. The event was originally slated for four days, but the exhibit portion was extended to five at the request of participants.  In addition to the exhibits, the event ... more
  • Turning Hurdles Into Opportunities
    Turning Hurdles Into Opportunities
    The annual 12 Under 35: Breakout Talent to Watch individuals are just what I needed right now. We’re all navigating a reality of business uncertainty, likely COVID-19 resurgence, brutal political division and social unrest, and discovering people who are making a positive contribution despite—and sometimes in response to—the tumult is even ... more