SFFS16 is the largest specialty food trade event in North America and the leading showcase of industry innovation, bringing specialty food's top manufacturers, buyers, and thought leaders together under one roof for three days of delectable discovery, June 26 - 38. 2016 will feature more than 180,000 products, 25,000 buyers, and 2,500 exhibitors; Thought Leader Talks with former president of Trader Joe’s and current CEO of Conscious Capitalism, Doug Rauch, retail behavior expert Kevin Kelley, and trend forecaster Suzy Badaracco; and the sofi Award ceremony hosted by Food Network’s Ted Allen!
Only Specialty Food Association Members can exhibit at the Shows, where retailers, restaurateurs, distributors and others discover innovative, new food and beverage products. The Shows are attended by every major food buying channel, influential members of the trade and consumer press and other related businesses.
Celebrate the most innovative and exciting products on the market and the people behind them at the Specialty Food Week, presented by the 2016 Summer Fancy Food Show! Specialty Food Week will feature 5 days of exciting new activities, partner programs, and networking events culminating in the specialty food world’s biggest event: the Summer Fancy Food Show.
With 60+ years of history, the Fancy Food Shows are North America’s premier showcase for specialty gourmet, ethnic, natural and organic foods, snacks and beverages.
The Summer Fancy Food Show is the East Coast's largest specialty food and beverage event. Exhibit with 2,400 exhibitors and put your products in front of over 24,000 quality buyers.
Exhibiting in the Summer Fancy Food Shows is the most convenient and cost-effective way to meet buyers from every major food/beverage buying channel in the U.S. and around the world.
The Fancy Food Shows are known for the quality of their attendees. An impressive 85% of all Show attendees either authorize or recommend purchasing decisions. A sampling of buyers that attend every Show include Whole Foods, Costco, Kroger, Barnes & Nobles, Wal-Mart, The Fresh Market, Amazon.com, Restaurant Associates.
Our Business Builders 1-to-1 program gives exhibitors the opportunity to present their company and products in pre-scheduled appointments with some of the industry’s most important distributors, retailers, brokers and foodservice buyers.
About Specialty Food Association, Inc.:
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they sell. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,000+ members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association (formerly the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc.) owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi Awards honoring excellence in specialty food.