2017 Summer Fancy Food Show at New York Javit Center

By:Dr.Adal M.Hussain,Phd (AKA)Dr.Abbey,Editor@Large for World Liberty TV

The Specialty Food Association today announced that Turkey will be the partner country for this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace for specialty food in North America, taking place June 25 – 27, 2017 in New York City.

Dr.Abbey with Melaine Winner of 2017 Sofi Award for Best Product

The participation of Turkey at Summer Fancy Food Show is organized by Aegean Exporters’ Associations who, for 20 years, have promoted high quality Turkish food products in the US market.

Tunisia North Africa

BAYA Olive oils from Tunisia

The Mission of the SFA’s Lifetime Achievement Award is “to identify and celebrate the actions and special qualities of those persons widely recognized as having grown the industry, improved the Association, inspired companies and nurtured individuals.”

The 2017 Winners are: Harold and Lorie Alexander, Kopper’s Chocolate, Ted Koryn, Liberty Foods,Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses,Jerry Santucci, Santucci Associates Inc and  Winston Stona, Busha Browne Company.

Hand made Ice Cream

Graeters hand crafted ice cream exhibiting

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) is pleased to announce the Buyer Panel: Selling Specialty Super Session to be offered at the Summer Fancy Food Show on June 26, 2017. The session, moderated by Phil Lempert, known as “The Supermarket Guru,” will feature a panel of leading U.S. buyers from multiple channels discussing consumer disruptions to traditional retail.

Peruvian Food

Dr.Abbey with Peruvian Beauty Queens & King

The panel will explore various emerging and transitioning channels – e-commerce, natural food, specialty, supermarket – with Lempert leading the conversation on the changing specialty food landscape, what’s driving sales in different channels, trending consumer patterns, and what it will take to sell in the future.

Thousands in attendance at Summer Fancy Food Show 2017

The Specialty Food Association (SFA) will celebrate 65 years at the leading edge of food with LevelUP, a new, immersive experience debuting at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City (June 25-27). LevelUP will showcase global food innovations, premier industry research, and the future of food and commerce.

Super food Salmon

Dr.Abbey with Skyler Mason Owner Honey Smoked Salmon

The Specialty Food Association has been presenting sofi Awards since 1972, celebrating culinary excellence and creativity worldwide through recognizing the outstanding work of its members. The 2017 winners include a wide range of great foods, from mouthwatering sauces to delectable desserts to savory snacks. Winners were chosen from 3,000 entries in a blind tasting by a national panel of culinary experts.

In all, the 2017 sofi Awards honor 154 winners with Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Best New Product recognition in 39 categories. This year, for the first time in the 45-year history of the awards, a sofi Product of the Year will be named. This award will be announced at the 2017 Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City in June.

Middle Eastern products

Dr.Abbey with Nezar Ziyad of Ziyad Brothers Importing

About the Specialty Food Association: 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 3,400 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food.

Italian Orange Juice Company

Mongibello Blood Orange Juice from Italy

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