Millennials are seeking specialty foods for snacks and on-the-go meals, finds an online consumer poll conducted by the Specialty Food Association, with younger adults reporting spending more on specialty food than Baby Boomers and older consumers....More
Alcohol-infused jams, candy, ice cream — even pickles — are a specialty food trend, according to products showcased at the Special Food Association’s Fancy Food Show, which ran June 29 through Tuesday in New York....More
Many Millennial shoppers look for items in dairy, deli and bakery outside of their primary store, The Hartman Group CEO Laurie Demeritt said in a session at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2014 in Denver....More
Category buyers from supermarket chains, several specialty retailers, executive chefs, food journalists and even a food historian, selected 10 finalists for the Specialty Food Association’s sofi Award.
United Natural Foods Inc. on Thursday said it had agreed to purchase California-based specialty foods distributor Tony’s Fine Foods for $195 million, with the intention of using the business as a platform to build a nationwide perimeter offering....More