Its the best tasting trade show on Earth, its the Fancy Food Show starting Sunday at the Javits Convention Center in NYC. Not for the calorie challenged. For most of us its first look and more importantly first taste of whats new in specialty food. Both me and the Fancy Food Show were started in 1954. I don’t know if I have improved as they have but I’m glad I attend. There are a lot of new startups. Some interesting tastes and new technology.
For those of us who spend way too much time in front of a screen to get out in the real world and challenge yourself to an everexpanding taste palatte. Your tongue will thank you.
Show Link https://www.specialtyfood.com/
The Specialty Food Association is the engine behind the Summer Fancy Food Show. The Show,
established in 1954, is now the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and
beverages in North America. The Specialty Food Association, a not-for-profit trade association
for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs, owns and produces the show. Today the
Association has 3,200+ member companies worldwide. The Fancy Food Show has helped launch
such brands as Popchips, Honest Tea, Ben & Jerry’s, Stonewall Kitchen, Walker’s Shortbread,
Tate’s Bake Shop, ZICO Coconut Water and Vermont Creamery.
Dates: June 26 – 28, 2016
Location: Javits Center, New York
Total Square Footage: 363,000
Number of Exhibiting Companies: 2,670
Number of Attendees Expected: 25,000
Partner Country: Tunisia
Exhibitors from Across the U.S.
From New York to Hawaii to Louisiana to Maine, more than 1,370 U.S. specialty food
companies will present the latest chocolate, cheese, olive oil, baked goods, jams, salsas, tea and
other products. New York boasts the largest state presence with more than 267 food companies,
followed by California, New Jersey, Texas, Massachusetts and Florida.
New York (with Brooklyn Goes
SUSTA- Southern United States
Tunisia in Spotlight
Tunisia is the 2016 Sumer Fancy Food Show’s partner country sponsor. Some 40 food
companies will present Tunisian olive oil, pasta, dates, biscuits, confections, spicy harissa,
candies, jam, tuna and organic products in a special pavilion. There will be chef demonstrations
and tastings each day throughout the show.
Exhibitors from Around the World
The best in specialty food from 1,300 exhibitors from 55 countries will be on display. The largest
international pavilions are from Italy, Spain, China, France, Canada and Turkey. International
newcomers include pavilions from Latvia, the Netherlands, Vietnam, Denmark and Lithuania.
Taiwan is back after a long absence.
Who’s Attending the Show
Registered attendees represent top names in specialty retailing, restaurants and foodservice
including Whole Foods, Kroger, Formaggio Kitchen, Starbucks, Trader Joe’s, UNFI, KeHE and
Southern Season. Others signed up include Dean & DeLuca, Barnes & Noble College,
Zingerman’s, Marriott, and thousands of buyers from local specialty food markets.