North America’s Largest Specialty Food and Beverage Event comes to New York City annually in the late June / Early July timeframe.
NEW YORK –This year the show will be open for visitors to discover over 180,000 products including confec- tions, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more, 26-28 June 2016.There will be some 2,728 exhibitors from 55 countries & regions. The Summer Fancy Food Show is drawing around 46,000 in- dustry professionals, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. There will be some 50 Turkish ex- hibitors showcasing a broad range of specialty food products at this world fair to be held in Javits Jacob Center of New York.
There’s no doubt about it—attend- ing SFFS16 is the best way to stay on the cutting edge of specialty food this summer. Here are just a few reasons you can’t miss it.
1 You’ll gather with the whole indus- try. More than 45,000 specialty food professionals and 2,730+ top brands from 55 countries.
2 You’ll learn from the best. Industry visionaries and veterans will discuss relevant topics such as Getting Start- ed in Foodservice and Ideas that Will Change How We Produce, Sell, and Eat.
3 You’ll discover the new and note- worthy. Special showcases and pavil- ions will fast track your search for the hottest products on the market.
• What’s New, What’s Hot! Showcase
• New Brands on the Shelf Pa- vilion
• so TM Award & SIAL Innova- tion Award Showcases
• Incubator Alley
4 You’ll make valuable connections— and have fun while you’re at it. The full slate of events, including Sunday’s Opening Night Party: Celebrating the 2016 so TM Awards will keep you en- tertained from the start.
You’ll shop the city. NYC is a hub of culinary innovation—just check out the local startup companies making their debut at Incubator Alley. And the fun goes beyond the Show oor—see the tips for exploring NYC.
The Specialty Food Association pre- sented workshops and business-build- ing seminars at the show to help retailers, established manufacturers, and star tup companies succeed in the ever-changing marketplace. Ses- sions were well attended. The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show was lled with great energy, top buyers, and of course fabulous food. North Ameri- ca’s largest specialty food trade event also boasted its rst country partner sponsor, Italy, and its rst opening night
party. Both were a big success. The show took place June 28 – 30, 2015, at Javits Center in New York. Buyers from top names in retailing and food- service were out in force in search of new products, new vendors, and new connections to help meet record consumer demand for specialty food. In all, 23,200 attendees came to the show, up 5.8 percent from the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show.
“Sales continue to break records in specialty food, and the outlook re- mains excellent for all participants in our industry,” says Ann Daw, president of the Specialty Food Association, owner and producer of the Fancy Food Show. “The positive energy at our 61st Summer Show was hard to miss.” Javits Center was lled with on- trend and future trend products from food manufacturers, importers and distributors from Idaho to Missouri to Alabama, and 50 countries and re- gions.
Among the 300 rst-time exhibitors, were makers of such products as veg- etable popsicles, watermelon pickles and tiger nut our. The U.S. was well represented with close to 1,500 spe- cialty food producers who featured the latest chocolate, cheese, olive oil, snacks, charcuterie, organic products and more. The largest U.S. showing was from New York, followed by Cal- ifornia, New Jersey, Florida and Mas- sachusetts.
In addition to Italy, the best in specialty food from around the globe was on display, with food companies from 50 countries in individual booths and spe- cial pavilions.The largest international representation was from Italy, Spain, Turkey, Mexico, France and China.