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SFA plans 'modified' in-person Fancy Food Show in New York Sept 27-29

SFA plans 'modified' in-person Fancy Food Show in New York Sept 27-29

By Elaine Watson

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) - which was forced to cancel the 2020 Summer Fancy Food Show and 2021 Winter Fancy Food Show due to the pandemic – will hold a ‘modified’ in-person trade show September 27-29 at the Javits Convention Center in New...

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus...

The Summer Fancy Food takes place in June in New York City.

'We're more than the Fancy Food Show as a community'

By Beth Newhart

The Specialty Food Association's (SFA) Summer Fancy Food Show is scheduled to take place in June in New York City: but its location - the Javits Center in Manhattan - is currently being converted into a makeshift hospital.

GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

GALLERY: Trendspotting at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2019

By Elaine Watson

From new sources of plant-based protein (pongamia, bambara) to novel biomaterials extending the shelf life of foods (Cambridge Crops), the Winter Fancy Food Show – organized by the Specialty Food Association - showcased a wide range of innovations, although...

No Evil Foods' mock meats marry plant-based and clean-label trends

No Evil Foods' mock meats marry plant-based and clean-label trends

By Elizabeth Crawford

Plant-based meats and clean-label are two of the most influential trends in food currently, but often they run counter to each other with many mock-meats made from highly-processed ingredients and protein isolates that most consumers would never find...

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

ColorKitchen extends the shelf life and vibrancy of natural colors

By Elizabeth Crawford

Thousands of anecdotal reports collected by the Center For Science in the Public Interest and others correlating artificial dyes, such as Red 40, with behavior problems have prompted some parents to seek naturally colored products – many of which fall...

How defensible is the SMASHMALLOW brand?

VIDEO WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW

How defensible is the SMASHMALLOW brand?

By Elaine Watson

The proposition is deceptively simple. Take marshmallows - a product Americans can typically find in large clear bags in the baking ingredients category – add some gourmet flavors and a cleaner label, put them in a re-sealable pack and create a new usage...

Barnana heads to the salty snacks aisle with organic ridged plantain chips

VIDEO: WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2018

Barnana enters the salty snacks category with organic ridged plantain chips

By Elaine Watson

Ridged plantain chips – Barnana’s first foray into the large, but notoriously competitive salty snacks aisle – are a logical adjacency for the banana-obsessed brand that will take it further into the snacking mainstream, says CMO and co-founder Nik Ingersöll.

Arctic Zero CEO: People aren’t really eating ice cream to get their protein

VIDEO: WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2018

Arctic Zero CEO: People aren’t really eating ice cream to get their protein

By Elaine Watson

The success of high-protein, low cal brands Halo Top and Enlightened notwithstanding, most Americans don't head to the ice cream aisle for a protein fix, argues the CEO of Arctic Zero, who says his new light ice cream can compete with these brands...

The British Invasion: UGLY Drinks gears up for spring launch on the east coast

VIDEO: WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW 2018

The British Invasion: UGLY Drinks gears up for spring launch on the east coast

By Elaine Watson

London-based brand UGLY Drinks is gearing up for a US launch in spring 2018… Elaine Watson caught up with CEO and co-founder Hugh Thomas at the Specialty Food Association’s Winter Fancy Food Show to get the lowdown on what the brand is all about…

IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

IN PICTURES: Trendspotting at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show

By Elaine Watson

Moringa, turmeric, mushrooms, coconuts, pulses, ‘alternative’ flours (cassava, nuts) and sweeteners (maguey sap, yacon syrup), were given top billing in a flurry of new products at the 2018 Winter Fancy Food Show, where trend-spotters also got to taste...

Ancient grain freekeh offers solutions to modern day consumer problems

Ancient grain freekeh offers solutions to modern day consumer problems

By Elizabeth Crawford

With its “chameleon-like” versatility, nutrient-density and strong structural integrity, the ancient grain freekeh is a triple threat to many modern day eating woes that plague time-crunched consumers seeking something healthy and fast, according to the...

Lebby Snacks introduces a softer, sweeter chickpea snack to US market

Lebby Snacks introduces a softer, sweeter chickpea snack to US market

By Elizabeth Crawford

Competition in the roasted chickpea snack segment is heating up as more players enter the field, including newcomer Lebby Snacks, which stands apart from the others by offering a soft and chewy – but still roasted – version of the legume rather than the...

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