SFA Announces End Hunger Relief Week 2016

This fall, the Specialty Food Association is pitting the East of the country against the West in an epic Embrace Hunger Relief Week Showdown to see which SFA Members can volunteer the most hours, donate the most food or money during the week of September 19-26, 2016.  All SFA members…

Webinar: Today’s Specialty Food Consumer 2016

On October 4, from 1-2pm eastern, the Specialty Food Association will host a webinar to discuss the industry-leading research report, Today's Specialty Food Consumer 2016. In this 60-minute webinar, David Lockwood, market research and retail consultant for Mintel, and Denise Purcell, Head of Content for the Specialty Food Association, will break…

2017 Leadership Award Nominations Now Open

The specialty food industry is fueled by the innovative spirit of passionate entrepreneurs. The Specialty Food Association's Leadership Awards honor the individuals who are transforming the way our industry does business. Nominees are considered for the qualities of:  • Business Leadership: Advancing best practices in the food industry across the…

La Cocina Celebrates 5th Conference in San Francisco

The La Cocina Food + Entrepreneurship Conference is celebrating its fifth year as a gathering place for civic leaders, non-profit innovators, and forward-thinking food business owners to come together, rethink economic structures, share innovations, and work together to build more equitable, vibrant, and delicious cities. This year, the conference will…

December Deadlines for Winter Fancy Food Show 2017

If you’re exhibiting at the Winter Fancy Food Show in January, please note these important December deadlines for Vendors and Services: •    Registration for On-Site Child Care (KiddieCorp): December 22, 2016 (Note: This program fills very quickly; we strongly recommend registration well ahead of the deadline.) •    Comp…

Save the Date: April is Embrace Hunger Relief Month

Start making plans to donate food or volunteer at your local hunger relief charity of choice. April is Specialty Food Foundation’s Embrace Hunger Relief Month, an expanded program based on feedback from Specialty Food Association members. Members will have more time to participate and more time to share stories with the Association…

Happening in the Solution Center: Embracing Hunger Relief and Winter Fancy Food Show Generosity

“Since being founded in 2014, Specialty Food Foundation has slowly expanded its signature “Embrace Hunger Relief” programming…The feedback from members was that further expansion to an entire month would give more time to plan and incorporate donations/volunteering...Therefore, we're excited to announce that April is Embrace Hunger Relief Month!” In this…

Summer Fancy Food Show 2017 Registration is Open

Registration for the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show is officially open. For assistance with registration or badge-related questions, please contact Specialty Food Association's vendor partner, Compusystems, at sff@compusystems.com, or at 708.486.0708. For help with your member ID, please email membership@specialtyfood.com.