Thursday, June 21, 2012

PA Exhibit at Fancy Food Show 2012

Posted by Melissa

The World Trade Center of Central PA in conjunction with the State of PA’s Office of International Business Development organized a PA Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show in Washington DC from June 17-19, 2012.  This initiative was funded in part through a STEP grant through the U.S. Small Business Administration.

The Summer Fancy Food Show is organized by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT). NASFT is the preeminent not-for-profit business trade association established in 1952 to foster trade, commerce and interest in the $70 billion specialty food industry. The NASFT is an international organization composed of domestic and foreign manufacturers, importers, distributors, brokers, retailers, restaurateurs, caterers and others in the specialty foods business. The organization has more than 2,900 current member companies throughout the U.S. and overseas.

Since 1955, the Fancy Food Shows have been North America’s largest specialty food and beverage marketplace. Between the Winter Show in San Francisco and the Summer Show in New York City (2011 and 2012 in Washington DC), the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade events bring in more than 40,000 attendees from more than 80 countries to see 260,000 innovative specialty food products, such as confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more.

Only NASFT members can exhibit at the Shows, where retailers, restaurateurs, distributors and others discover innovative, new food and beverage products. The Shows are attended by every major food buying channel, influential members of the trade and consumer press and other related businesses. The Summer Fancy Food Show included 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries & regions.
Eight companies participated in the PA Pavilion: 
The PA Pavilion was located alongside the other state exhibits and across from the international pavilions.  

Chef Tim Foods

Nuts About Granola

SB Global Foods

Davis & Davis Gourmet

Sensational Sweets

Rosa Foods

Bookbinder Specialties


Giorgio Foods

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