News

Business Insider: Specialty Food Association Summer Fancy Food Show Trends Emphasize Innovation Across the Industry

NEW YORK, July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire -- Over 200,000 products awaited the Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel at the 64th Annual Summer Fancy Food Show. Held June 30 to July 2 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, the show encompassed six football fields worth of specialty food and beverages. Members of the panel were armed with predictions from earlier in the year as they tasted their way through the show, confirming some current, and identifying new and emerging trends. "The specialty food industry has grown to over $140 billion. Innovation is a key growth driver, and we definitely saw that at the Summer Fancy Food...

Read more →


Forbes: Family Travel Essentials For A Stress-Free Summer

Caroline Tell |  JUL 6, 2018  The passage of July 4 marks the onset of summer travel season. One scroll on Instagram and you'll find smiling families in locations ranging from Positano, to Zion National Park to Nantucket. What's not pictured? The flight delays, bathroom lines, hours of traffic and other unmentionables that make traveling with children feel impossible. My husband and I don't shy away from aggressive family travel. After all, what's nine heinous hours on a plane compared to a week of gelato and Aperol spritzes on the Southern Med? The best parent travelers are the prepared ones, and that doesn't mean a hundred coloring books, a mountain...

Read more →


SmartBrief: New fancy food brands marry nutritious, delicious

Janet Forgrieve | July 2, 2018 Healthy and indulgent met in a slew of new products at the Specialty Food Association’sSummer Fancy Food Show in New York City over the weekend, from veggie-packed ice cream to chocolate with healing powers. Millennials are the biggest buyers of specialty foods and consumers age 18-to-23 are catching up fast, according to data from the Specialty Food Association and Mintel. Both groups stress quality and transparency about nutritional and ingredient information as key when deciding on a specialty food. Many of the entrepreneurs who created some of this year’s new brands were consumers themselves, in search...

Read more →


Food Business News: Standout start-ups at Summer Fancy Food

07.05.2018 | By Monica Watrous NEW YORK — Vegan black truffle brie and beet juice-infused granola were among hundreds of products featured from start-up brands at the Summer Fancy Food Show, held June 30-July 2 in New York. New to the event this year was Incubator Village, featuring 80 early-stage businesses from 11 food and beverage incubators and test kitchens across the country.   “Small emerging brands — innovative and totally focused on what consumers want — are leading trends, but it can be difficult to succeed in the food industry,” said Phil Kafarakis, president of the Specialty Food Association, which...

Read more →