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Steve K. Snyder Appointed Chief Executive Officer of Schuman Cheese
Fairfield, NJ, August 2nd – Neal Schuman, third generation leader and current CEO of Schuman Cheese, announced today the appointment of Steve K. Snyder as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. “We are excited to welcome Steve to the Schuman Cheese family and plan to work closely to build on the company’s successes while staying true to the core values that have guided us these last seventy-five years,” says Schuman, who now moves to his new role as Chairman of the Board where he will continue to support Schuman Cheese’s growth. “Steve brings us a fresh vision for the company’s continued success and expansion trajectory. I ...
Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel Selects Top Trends From 2022 Summer Fancy Food Show
NEW YORK, NY (June 23, 2022) The Specialty Food Association Trendspotter Panel tasted its way through the 66th Summer Fancy Food Show in search of products gaining prominence in the specialty food industry. The Show, which took place June 12-14 at the Javits Center in New York City, had over 1,700 exhibitors featuring specialty foods and beverages from around the world.
"The specialty food marketplace has grown into a $175 billion industry fueled by the creativity of the producers of these foods and beverages,” said Denise Purcell, SFA’s vice president, content & education. "That innovation was on display at the Summer Show ...
The Italian Trade Agency Announces Series of Educational Dinners Across the US to Spread Awareness on Italian Denominations of Origin
NEW YORK, July 5, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --In order to promote and educate Americans on the traditions and quality of authentic Italian food and wine, the Italian Trade Agency announces the From Italy to Your Table tour, a series of educational and promotional dinner events in 10 cities across the US throughout the summer. The events, executed in some of America's authentic Italian restaurants, aim to educate trade, media, and industry key players on Italian Denominations of Origin.
"This is one of the most important missions of the Italian Trade Agency: to explain to the American professional as well as to consumers what the Denominations ...
New Specialty Food Association Board of Directors Elected
New York, NY (July 5, 2022) Specialty Food Association (SFA) members have voted for their new Board of Directors, and the election results were announced at the Annual Member Meeting on June 28th via Zoom. Each General Member company can cast one vote, and voting was conducted online.
“The SFA takes pride in engaging the wisdom and expertise of our members,” said Laura Lozada, Vice President of Membership for the SFA. “Voter turnout was robust around a fair process that creates more opportunity, with a balanced Board and a volunteer slate.”
The newly elected Class of 2025 Board members of the Association are:
Jill Giacomini Basch Point ...
Prosecco Doc Consortium Prepares for The Fifth Annual National Prosecco Week
NEW YORK, June 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/-- The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the world's most popular sparkling wine, is counting down to the upcoming fifth annual 'National Prosecco Week' (NPW) - a trade, media and consumer campaign developed in tandem with Colangelo & Partners - taking place from July 18-24, 2022.
This year's celebration will continue the success of the Prosecco DOC, and the newly introduced Prosecco DOC Rosé, categories, through a nationwide partnership of over 600 participating retail stores and restaurants to date, including Buy Rite, Twin Liquors, Total Wines & More, ABC Fine Wine & ...
Stop & Shop Announces $140 Million Capital Investment in NYC Stores
NEW YORK, June 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stop & Shop today announced a $140 million capital investment in its New York City stores to improve the shopping experience for local customers with a focus on adding thousands of new items from around the globe to ensure the assortment at each store reflects the diversity of the neighborhood it serves. Store remodels will deliver a fresh new look and feel for customers and will also showcase value with deal bins and the addition of the Flashfood program which offers fresh foods at up to 50% off. Stop & Shop’s Bay Plaza ...
Specialty Food Association Reveals Specialty Food Sales of $175 billion in State of the Specialty Food Industry Report
NEW YORK, NY (June 9, 2022)– The Specialty Food Association (SFA) has released its annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report, revealing that the specialty food market reached total sales of $175 billion in 2021, up 7.4 percent versus 5.8 percent the year before, when foodservice’s steep decline offset outsized gains in brick-and-mortar retail and ecommerce.
"The specialty food market has prospered amid two difficult years, with our latest research showing specialty continues to grow at a faster rate than all food," said Denise Purcell, Specialty Food Association's vice president, content & education. "Growth will continue, but at a slower pace ...
Specialty Food Association to Recognize Honorees with Lifetime Achievement and Leadership Awards, and Hall of Fame Induction, at 66th Summer Fancy Food Show
NEW YORK (June 6, 2022)– Eighteen leaders in the specialty world will be recognized by the Specialty Food Association at the upcoming 2022 Summer Fancy Food Show.
In recognition of their contributions to the $170.4 billion specialty food industry, the honorees will be ?celebrated on-site at the Show:
Business, Kathrine Gregory, The Entrepreneur Incubator Space LLC
Citizenship, Joe Hanni, PS Seasoning & Spices
Vision, Tom Simmons, The Supplant Company
2021 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Sotiris Kitrilakis, Big Picture Foods
Trish Pohanka, WaterBox LLC
2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Mike Grazier, Busseto Foods
Rex Howell-Smith, Central Market-Texas
2021 Hall of Fame Class
Becky Renfro ...
CSX Completes Acquisition of Pan Am Railways
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 01, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) today announced it has completed the acquisition of Pan Am Railways, Inc. (Pan Am), expanding its reach into the rapidly growing Northeast region of the country.
“We are excited to welcome Pan Am’s experienced railroaders into the CSX family and look forward to the improvements we will make together to this important rail network in New England, bringing benefits to all users of rail transportation in the Northeast region,” said president and chief executive officer, James M. Foote. “This acquisition demonstrates CSX’s growth strategy through efficient and reliable freight ...
PLMA Announces Theme of 2022 Chicago Trade Show
NEW YORK (June 2, 2022) - “Consumers Are Back in Charge” is the theme of PLMA’s 2022 Private Label Trade Show, November 13-15 at the Rosemont Convention Center in Chicago.
“It’s a great time to get back to a live show, and it’s a great time to be in the retailer brands business,” said Peggy Davies, PLMA president.
“After a difficult two years, American consumers are back in charge. They are more discerning as they shop for new and innovative products that offer on-trend attributes, high quality, and great value. And that spells success for store brands. In fact, whether at ...