At the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show at Javits Center in New York, from June 26 – 28, a showcase will present the ten most innovative food products selected for Comexposium’s SIAL Food Innovation Awards at the SIAL shows in 2014, 2015, and 2016. In reciprocation, winners of the Specialty Food Association’s 2016 sofi™ Awards will be showcased in a dedicated display featuring 28 outstanding products during SIAL Paris, from October 16-20.
Each organization and show shares a goal of presenting buyers of specialty food with the best in innovation in everything from chocolate, cheese and olive oil to natural and organic foods. Each show will present the other’s award winners to provide the honored food companies with new opportunities to develop their businesses in international markets.
“For years, SIAL has been feeding attendees’ inspiration by showcasing product innovation in all its guises, and by spotlighting food trends from around the world,” say Nicholas Trentesaux, SIAL Network director. “It is logical to join forces with the Specialty Food Association’s Summer Fancy Food Show and sofi™ Awards, in the hope that we will both inspire our respective clients and partners.”
“The sofi Awards are the highest honor in the specialty food industry and we are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase these outstanding innovative products at such an important international marketplace as SIAL Paris,” says Laura Santella-Saccone, chief marketing officer of the Specialty Food Association. “By showcasing SIAL’s Food Innovation honorees, we are adding even more innovative products to present to key buyers from around the world who attend the Summer Fancy Food Show.”
For 50 years, SIAL has highlighted innovation in the agri-food business to better understand and anticipate food trends. More than 2,000 innovative products are selected per year.