Blog Post List

  • 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
  • SFA Webinar Roundup: Selling To The Club Channel, E-Commerce Trends For The Holiday Season, Building An Authentic Brand, And More Topics
    SFA Webinar Roundup: Selling To The Club Channel, E-Commerce Trends For The Holiday Season, Building An Authentic Brand, 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. The webinars are held weekly and recorded versions are available for download in the specialtyfood.com Learning Center. The following webinars are free for SFA ... more
  • Industry Voices: Food And Packaging Trends
    Industry Voices: Food And Packaging Trends
    Better-for-you, clean label, special diets, and sustainability were among the food and packaging trends noted by the supply chain in a recent series of interviews as part of the State of the Specialty Food Industry research, 2020-2021 Edition . The Specialty Food Association, through its research partner Mintel, interviewed members across the ... more