Specialty Food Association Partners with FCIA for 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show


NEW YORK, NY (November 20, 2019) The Specialty Food Association has partnered with the Fine Chocolate Industry Association (FCIA), a non-profit organization that supports development, innovation and best practices in the fine chocolate industry.  

As part of this relationship, the FCIA will participate in the Specialty Food Association’s 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. With a fine chocolate-centered pavilion, the FCIA will highlight fine chocolate to a significant audience of specialty food professionals. The pavilion will include a speaking stage for educational presentations about the fine chocolate industry, and exhibit space for chocolate samplings and pairings.

”FCIA represents excellence in the world of chocolate,” says SFA President Phil Kafarakis. “Their presence at the Winter Fancy Food Show offers attendees an extraordinary opportunity to learn more about premium chocolate and enables us to help strengthen relationships between the fine chocolate community and our retail and foodservices buying community. It’s always exciting to partner with a segment that can provide more access to innovation, content, and education for SFA members.”

“FCIA and our nearly 350 members are excited about the new partnership with the Specialty Food Association. The FCIA Fine Chocolate Pavilion in San Francisco will help forge new business linkages and feature nine different educational presentations and tastings. All show participants are welcome to stop by the pavilion, join the presentations, and sample some of the highest quality chocolate products,” said Bill Guyton, FCIA Executive Director.  

The Winter Fancy Food Show is a trade-only show held in San Francisco from January 19-21. For more information or to register for the show, please click here.

About the Specialty Food Association
Founded in 1952 in New York City, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) is the leading advocate for the $148.7 billion specialty food industry. Representing makers, importers, entrepreneurs, retailers, distributors and others in the trade, the SFA aims to champion, nurture and connect its members to deliver traditional and innovative new products to consumers that expand consumption of specialty foods. With over 3,800 member companies, the Association helps its members through providing information, research, educational events, and celebrating the industry through its awards programs. The SFA is known for hosting the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at specialtyfood.com.

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