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The SFA Trendspotter panel—a group of buyers, chefs, culinary education professionals, and industry watchers—has announced its picks for the top trends of the coming year. Health benefits, global tastes, and sustainability will drive more food and beverage trends, says the panel. Here is some of what we can expect to see. Plant-based blossoms into ... more
Posted by Denise Purcell on The SFA Blog Dec 5, 2018 11:00 AM EST
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Written by: Doug Renfro, President of Renfro Foods, Inc.  Coupons can be an effective marketing strategy but there are some things to know. Physical coupons require a clearinghouse account. Yes, technically, you could print some homemade versions with your home address and try to get a retailer to accept them. This will go very badly, please don’t do ... more
Posted by Rachel Gramuglia on The SFA Blog Nov 21, 2018 1:00 PM EST
One of the reasons SFA turned its Trendspotter panel into a year-round effort beyond the Fancy Food Shows was so we could report on the trajectory of its predictions. In addition to our quarterly reports in Specialty Food Magazine , in this new, recurring blog post, I’ll be sharing news related to the trends identified by our Trendspotters—a look at ... more
Posted by Denise Purcell on The SFA Blog Oct 31, 2018 11:00 AM EDT

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