The specialty food industry continues to be a bright spot in the U.S. economy and is now a $120.5 billion-dollar industry, largely fueled by the growth of small businesses. Specialty food sales at retail grew to $94 billion in 2015, a 19.7 percent jump since 2013, driven by product innovations and wider availability of specialty foods through mass-market outlets.
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,300+ members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. Furthermore, the Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food.
Garcia Bartz is a proud member of the the Specialty Food Association. Please look for us at the next Fancy Food Expo in New York City!