Specialty Food Magazine

Spring 2020

Specialty Food Magazine is the leading publication for retailers, manufacturers and foodservice professionals in the specialty food trade. It provides news, trends and business-building insights that help readers keep their businesses competitive.

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features Stay Up to Date on News Subscribe to Specialty Food News, the SFA's daily enewsletter, to keep up with industry news, trends, mergers, regulatory updates, and more. Go to the Subscription Center on specialtyfood.com/news and follow the prompts. A look at topics and business news to help producers and suppliers build their operations, keep informed on industry issues, and stay prepared for challenges. 64 Polishing Your Pitch: Tips for Breaking into Foodservice The channel is ripe with opportunities for makers who can fulfill unmet needs. 66 Q&A: How to Attract and Keep Top Talent In this jobseekers' market, food makers and retailers are attracting top talent with competitive benefits, special perks, and other incentives. 68 Mergers & Acquisitions A roundup of consolidations affecting the specialty food world. 63 36 cheese focus 6 TIPS FOR RECRUITING AND RETAINING CHEESE STAFF At a time when higher-paying industries may be luring talent away, specialty retailers need to get creative when staffing their cheese counter. 39 category education SPECIALTY SALT: WHAT BUYERS SHOULD KNOW Suppliers and retailers seek unique varieties and blends to differentiate their offerings. 43 product roundup IN A NUTSHELL: NUTS AND NUT BUTTERS Nuts are portable and pack a nutritious punch, making them an ideal on-the-go snack. Nut butters offer the same protein-packed flavor with the bonus of being spreadable on anything from toast to fruit. Here are some new products on the market. 48 producer profile DINESH TADEPALLI, PLANETEER: SAVING THE EARTH BY THE SPOONFUL Front Burner Foodservice Pitch Competition winner Dinesh Tadepalli is on a quest to save the planet from plastics, one edible spoon at a time. 51 trend report TRENDS FROM THE WINTER FANCY FOOD SHOW Here are the top trends from the 2020 Winter Fancy Food Show as reported by members of the Specialty Food Association's Trendspotter Panel, with examples of each. 56 category spotlight SIPPING FOR WELLNESS Sales of functional beverages are burgeoning thanks to ingredient innovations and the emergence of the bio hacking trend. PHOTO: TOM HUYNH PHOTO: MAX MILLA PHOTO: MARK FERRI PHOTO: SALTWORKS SPRING 2020 9 features SPECIALTY FOOD MAKER On the Cover ← SaltWorks Ancient Oceans Medium Grain Pink Salt seasons a steak. PHOTO: MARK FERRI FOOD STYLING: LESLIE ORLANDINI PROPS STYLING: FRANCINE MATALON-DEGNI 48 39 56 24

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