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  1. The Specialty Food Association’s January Specialty Food Live! virtual marketplace event showcased more that 10,000 new products and created nearly 16,000 connections between makers and buyers over four days, as well as featured 13 sessions to inform about the latest research insights, trends, and innovations; recognize leadership; and provide industry roundtable discussions. Here are some takeaways from the information-packed sessions. “An act of kindness of strangers may not solve every problem we have, but it gives us hope and that’s a lot and the impact of the kindness will affec
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    The Specialty Food Association (SFA) is pleased to announce that our Summer Fancy Food Show will be held September 27-29, 2021 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. Learn more.
  3. The winter issue of Specialty Food magazine is typically where we look at the trends expected to influence the industry for the next 12 months, be it flavors and ingredients, or developments in how and where consumers are shopping. Unfortunately, waves of COVID-19 are still rampant and sticking close to home will continue for the foreseeable future. The pandemic has caused major shifts in food preparation and consumption, evident in most of the trends we discuss in this issue. Several of the SFA Trendspotter panel’s picks for the top trends of 2021 revolve around COVID-19 and its imp
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    Buyers want to do business with certified women- and minority-owned businesses. Join LaKesha White, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and Constance Jones, National Minority Supplier Development Council, as they share valuable information about their organizations, the certifications they offer, and certification criteria and process. Register here.
  5. Buyers want to do business with certified women- and minority-owned businesses. Join LaKesha White, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, and Constance Jones, National Minority Supplier Development Council, as they share valuable information about their organizations, the certifications they offer, and certification criteria and process. Tuesday, Jan. 26 1 p.m. EST Event is free for SFA members; $19 for non-members Register here.
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    Who? The Basics program is ideal for those who are new to the industry or looking to take their product to the next level, but need help getting started. When? Tuesday, February 2 & Wednesday, February 3; 12pm - 5pm ET with optional chat sessions from 5-6pm ET each day Where? Online! We will email you the classroom link before 2/2. Why? To succeed in the specialty food business, you need a great recipe. An outstanding brand. A motivated team. And a lot of knowledge. Complete this two-day intensive workshop with SFA, and you’ll have the tools you need to take the next steps.
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    With a shrinking center store, SKU rationalization, and space increasingly at a premium in perishable categories, getting item acceptance and making it to the shelf is becoming more difficult than ever before. This webinar will take a fresh look at the Specialty Food Association study on Case Pack Optimization. Do smaller case packs bring new growth or just add expense? What do retailers say and how do the numbers add up? Jim Wisner of Wisner Marketing, who authored the original study, will bring us up to date on new market dynamics that make this issue more important than ever before. Th
  8. This edition focuses on COVID-19's lasting impact on the specialty food industry. Read more.
  9. Epiros USA has a job opening for a regional/territory sales manager. See details here. Location: Tristate Responsible: East Coast Department: Sales Reports to: General Manager
  10. The pandemic may still be here, but so is the Small Business Administration. Join Peter Fehnel, supervisory economic development specialist & veteran business outreach officer, as he summarizes SBA’s activity over the past nine months and provides an update on current activities. From Economic Injury Disaster Loans to the Paycheck Protection Program, now is the time to access this important (and often, complicated) information. Tuesday, December 15 at 1 p.m. ET This webinar is free for SFA members and $19 for non-members. Register here.
  11. Every retailer has faced challenges during the pandemic. Under Matt Caputo’s leadership, Caputo’s of Salt Lake City has adapted while supporting artisanal brands and preserving the elements that made them succeed in the first place – culture, crew, and community. Join us for the conversation and bring your questions for Matt. This RECORDING is free for SFA members and $19 for non-members. Register here.
  12. Building a successful Amazon business can feel like a full-time job. In this webinar, Clint George, of Brand Focus Digital and former grocery Amazon vendor manager, will provide you with strategies that can help propel your Amazon business to the next level. You’ll learn how to create attractive listings, use Amazon Advertising to increase your ROAS, and more. George will be offering a free 30-minute personalized Amazon Business assessment to all attendees. Tuesday, Dec. 1 1 p.m. ET Register here. Questions? Email: education@specialtyfood.com
  13. Specialty Food Live!, SFA's new virtual marketplace event is coming back January 19-22, 2021. Members can sign up now to exhibit their products on the virtual platform. The event will also include the popular Virtual Tasting Experience, based on four trend-forward themes. Learn more. The January Specialty Food Live! event has been enhanced with: Improved SalesMatch functionality and Leads with additional buyer information On-demand chat capability between you and buyers On-demand videoconferencing with buyers New opportunities to increase your buyer exposure during t
  14. The Specialty Food Association Board of Directors has appointed Bill Lynch as the President of the organization. Initially appointed Interim President in May 2020, Lynch has been with the SFA for more than 20 years. “Since assuming the role of Interim President, Bill’s leadership under the pandemic has been steadfast and creative, launching endeavors such as Specialty Food Live!, and virtual tasting events, all of which provide essential opportunities to our membership during these challenging times,” said Charlie Apt, SFA Board Chair. Having previously served as Vice President of Engag
  15. 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 educators, and market analysts, has weighed in on the top trends for the next 12 months. Here's some of what you can expect to see: Eating/Cooking at Home. The reality of at-home meal preparation and consumption will stay with us in 2021, but has also broug
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