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Specialty Food Association Goes to Paris
Brooklyn Brew Shop Wins Innovation Award
NEW YORK (Oct. 13, 2014) – Maple syrup from Vermont, ghost chili salsa from Texas and tea-infused chocolate from California produced by members of the Specialty Food Association will be sampled in booth 4R064 in the USA Pavilion at SIAL Paris, October 19 – 23, 2014.
Thirteen members of the Association, a not-for-profit trade association for food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs, will present new and innovative products made in the U.S. to thousands of international buyers. SIAL Paris, a major biannual trade event, will feature 6,300 exhibitors from 105 countries, and expects more than 150,000 attendees from around the world.
“SIAL offers an unmatched opportunity for American food artisans and entrepreneurs to introduce their products to key international buyers,” says Senior Vice President Chris Nemchek. “Any food export program should include SIAL Paris.”
One Association exhibitor is being officially recognized for innovation. Brooklyn Brew Shop’s Beer Making Kit will be presented with a SIAL Innovation Award on October 20
. The kit is one of 16 grand prize winners
selected from 1,700 entries.
Exhibitors in the Specialty Food Association pavilion include:
· Al Dente Pasta
· Almondina/YZ Enterprises
· Brooklyn Brew Shop
· Dave's Gourmet
· Healthverve Food Manufacturing
· Joes Tea & Chips
· Miracle Noodle/Strumba Media
· Mrs. Renfro's
· Pereg Gourmet
· Sonoma Syrup
· The Tearoom
· WOW Baking Co.
Several other Association members are exhibiting at SIAL Paris with their own booths in the USA Pavilion to expand their export initiatives. U.S. specialty food sales reached a record high of $88.3 billion in 2013. New twists on classics like ketchup and mustard, and organic snacks, are helping fuel growth.
About the Specialty Food Association
The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs who bring craft, care and joy to the distinctive foods they produce. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,000 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, 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. Learn more at specialtyfood.com