Specialty Food Magazine

APR 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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ABOUT OUR WRITERS Specialty Food Magazine is pleased to publish insightful and actionable articles from leading journalists and retail practitioners. Contributors include: ART DIRECTOR Maria San Andres MARSHA ECHOLS Legislative & Regulatory News Legal advisor for the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade JANET FLETCHER Cheese Focus Weekly cheese columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and author of Cheese & Wine: A Guide to Selecting, Pairing and Enjoying ROBYN PFORR RYAN Specialty Food News Freelance writer whose work has appeared in Redbook and Brainchild NICOLE POTENZA DENIS Buyers' Picks, Foods in Focus Contributing editor to Specialty Food Magazine, freelance writer specializing in food and wine JOANNA PRUESS Prepared Food Focus Contributor to The New York Times and former director of the Cooking Studio at Kings Supermarkets DENISE SHOUKAS Food Trends, Q&A Contributing editor to Specialty Food Magazine whose work has appeared in Town & Country and Every Day with Rachael Ray RON TANNER State of the Specialty Food Industry 2012 NASFT vice president, communications, education, government and industry relations BUYERS' PICKS Nicole Potenza Denis FOOD TRENDS Denise Shoukas SPECIALTY FOOD NEWS Robyn Pforr Ryan PREPARED FOOD FOCUS Joanna Pruess LEGISLATIVE & REGULATORY NEWS Marsha Echols CHEESE FOCUS Janet Fletcher PRODUCTION DIRECTOR Phyllis Jefferson pjefferson@nasft.org CIRCULATION MANAGER David Harrell dharrell@nasft.org SPECIALTY FOOD EDITOR Denise Purcell MANAGING EDITOR, ONLINE CONTENT Dennis Marrero ASSOCIATE EDITOR Eva Meszaros MAGAZINE® OFFICERS Senior Vice President, Media Senior Vice President, Sales & Exhibitions Vice President, Communications, Education, Government and Industry Relations Vice President, Finance & Administration President Ann G. Daw Chris Crocker Chris Nemchek Ron Tanner Michael A. Tuccillo BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman: Dennis Deschaine, Al Dente Pasta, Inc. Vice Chairman: Mike Silver, Neomonde Baking Company Treasurer: Shawn McBride Secretary: Becky Renfro Borbolla, Renfro Foods, Inc. Past Chairwoman: Trish Pohanka, European Imports Ltd. Jack Acree, Saffron Road William (Pete) Booker III, Smithfield Specialty Foods Group Keith Keogh, Total Food Network Natalie King, Stonewall Kitchen Patricia Lobel, Avenue Gourmet Maren Ammerman, A Southern Season De nnis Deschaine, Al Dente Pasta Cheryl Harrington, The Better Cheddar Paul Hoffman, Hanover Co-op Nat alie King, Stonewall Kitchen Emilio Mignucci, Di Bruno Bros. NY 10016; specialtyfoodmedia.com POSTAL INFORMATION: Specialty Food Magazine® Sam Mogannam, Bi-Rite Market Jack Porter, KeHe Distributors Matt Nielsen, Nielsen-Massey Vanillas Stewart Reich, Hanson Faso Ron Straci, Rao's Specialty Foods, Inc. Brad Van Dam, Marich Confectionery NASFT RETAILER NETWORK ADVISORY COUNCIL Sam Mogannam, Bi-Rite Market Madeline Romo, Savor the Flavor Steven Rosenberg, Liberty Heights Fresh Bob Sickles, Sickles Market Linda Sikorski, The Pasta Shop SUBSCRIBER SERVICES: Specialty Food Magazine, 136 Madison Ave., 12th Floor, New York, (ISSN 1539-1477) VOL. 42, No. 3 is published monthly with combined issues in January/February, May/June, July/August and November/December as a service to the industry by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc., 136 Madison Ave., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Phone: 212.482.6440; specialtyfood.com. Periodicals postage rate is paid at New York, NY, and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Specialty Food Magazine, Subscriber Services, 136 Madison Ave., 12th Floor, New York, NY 10016. PUBLICATIONS MAIL AGREEMENT NO. 4133555. IMEX, STATION A, PO BOX 54, WINDSOR ON N9A 6J5. Subscription price: $50 per year. © 2012 National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. (NASFT). All rights reserved. 2 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE ❘ specialtyfood.com facebook.com/specialtyfoodmedia

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