Specialty Food Magazine

JAN-FEB 2012

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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FOODS IN FOCUS FANCY FOOD SHOW PARTICIPANTS Visit these Japanese companies at booth 4529 (except where noted): Bourbon Corporation EIWA Confectionery Co. Ltd. Ginbis Co. Ltd. Hokuriku Confectionery Ltd. Houraiyahonten Co. Ltd. Imuraya Co. Ltd. ......... ......... Winter Fancy Food Show Booth 241 Bear Foods International Booth #5401 Ishikawa Food Association Itoku Foods Co. Ltd. Jitsukawa-Foods Co. Ltd. Kanesa Co. Ltd. Kanesho Co. Ltd. Kashiwazaki Seika Co. Ltd. Kiuchi Brewery Ma-Ma Foods Inc. Marukyo Co. Ltd. Meiyo-Foods Co. Ltd. Nishiyama Shuzojo Co. Ltd. The Nisshin Oillio Group Ltd. (Booth 3034) The Organization to Promote Japanese Restaurants Abroad (JRO) (Booth 4439) Sato Arpajon Inc. Shinko Corporation Shinmarusyo Co. Ltd. Sugiyo Co. Ltd. Toho Foods Co. Ltd. The Tokyo Trade Association of Confectionery Manufacturers The Torigoe Co. Ltd. Yamato Soysauce & Miso Co. Ltd. ...THE BENCHMARK Tel. 206 281 7777 E-mail: sales@bearfoodsinternational.com www.bearfoodsinternational.com Winter Fancy Food Show Booth 5401 84 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com Yoshida Sake Brewery Co. Ltd. Zack Lim. Co. Zenyakuno Co. Ltd. put on publicly announced FDA alert," Mogi recalls. Although some sake from Fukushima was not on the FDA alert, JFC vol- untarily withheld product as a precaution. "Obviously there were products from factories that were dam- aged from the quake that became unavailable to us, as well," Mogi adds. "But overall the restrictions JFC faced were very limited." Retailer Challenges U.S. retailers experienced expected though sporadic out-of-stocks in many Japanese categories, due mainly to manufacturing disruptions or importers initially rationing what retailers could purchase. Some predict price hikes in the future on items such as rice. "Because of impend- ing shortages, I am expect- ing rice prices to double in the upcoming months," says Tony Wilson of Global Foods Market, Kirkwood, Mo. Wilson was already seeing price increases about one-third of the normal range in mid-October. "It's a tough time deal- ing with product availabili- ty in categories like confec- tions and canned goods as well as delayed containers," says Joe Slavic, specialty food buyer for Foods of All Nations, Charlottesville, Va. "But we are not discon- tinuing anything and we're

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