From June 29th to July1st, professionals working in all facets of the food industry came together for the 2014 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City. Hundreds of thousands of food products were on display, with thousands of exhibitors from 80 different countries in attendance.
The Show included a keynote address and awards ceremony, and new this year, featured a Specialty Food Association News & Solution Center. The Solution Center provided advice and mentoring to business owners who could use some direction in effectively running their businesses. The show also brought together new brands and gave them the opportunity to showcase their unique offerings.
There were also a number of educational sessions to appeal to any audience member. From growing your food product business, to better understanding food labeling trends and requirements, there were sessions to suit all attendees. We particularly appreciated the session, “Labeling and Marketing Claims: Say What You Mean, Mean What You Say.”
But back to the awards – with 32 sofi Award categories ranging from Baked Goods to bottled Vinegars, 34 products came away winners, thanks to two categories that came out in a tie. Of those who came out on top, we’re most looking forward to trying the Orange, Jasmine, and Nutmeg flavored Joia All Natural Soda, which was selected as the best cold beverage. We’re also very interested in trying Coop’s MicroCreamery: Handmade Hot Fudge, which won the Innovation in Packaging Design or Function award.
All in all, we had a great experience attending the Summer Fancy Food Show, and we look forward to seeing what the next installment has in store for us.
To learn more about how Star Label assists specialty food and beverage producers, please contact us online. We look forward to speaking with you.