The fastest-growing segment of the food industry, specialty food, is meeting this weekend in New York at the 64th annual Summer Fancy Food Show. Presented by the Specialty Food Association (SFA), a not-for-profit association with over 3,500 members, including food artisans, importers, buyers and entrepreneurs, the show features 2,600+ companies exhibiting over 200,000 specialty foods – something for every palate.
“Specialty food industry sales hit $140.3 billion in 2017 and growth of specialty foods is far outpacing the overall food industry,” said Phil Kafarakis, SFA president. “We’re seeing new innovations launch every day and enormous interest from every channel – online to brick-and-mortar retail to foodservice. Our members and affiliated businesses are passionate about what they do and are driving trends across categories. SFA champions the industry and our Fancy Food Shows are designed to bring everyone together to network, learn, and conduct critical business.”