NEW YORK — U.S. sales of specialty food and beverages rose 14.3% to $86 billion in 2012 — more than double the 6.8% increase recorded the previous year — according to the Specialty Food Association’s annual State of the Specialty Food Industry report....More
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The 33rd annual Natural Products Expo West topped both exhibitor and attendee records, drawing more than 63,000 industry members and nearly 2,500 exhibiting companies to the Anaheim Convention Center, March 7-10.
NEW YORK — After a test run last year from its Stamford, Conn., store, Fairway Market for the first time will offer a full kosher menu for Passover from three new kosher kitchens — in Stamford, Westbury, N.Y., and Paramus, N.J....More
NEW YORK — As part of an effort to draw attention and focus to the $75 billion specialty food industry the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade has renamed itself the Specialty Food Association....More
This year’s list of the Top 50 Small Chains and Independents, compiled by SN Reporter Elliot Zwiebach, reflects a diverse group of operators operating a wide range of formats and catering to a broad spectrum of consumers....More
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Tops Friendly Markets is planning a small-format, upscale store here that will focus on fresh foods, specialty products and natural and organic offerings. It's called Orchard Fresh....More
BRAMPTON, Ontario — Loblaw Cos. rolled out a selection of gluten-free bakery items under its President’s Choice label that are certified by the Canadian Celiac Association's Gluten-Free Certification Program....More