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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SPECIALTY FOOD RETAILERS EMERGING CUISINES % of Region Latin, other than Mexican Retailers 45 Mediterranean 37 Indian 31 Vietnamese 31 Eastern European Retailers see Latin as the No. 1 emerging cuisine, followed by Mediterranean. Indian, Vietnamese and Eastern European are also on the upswing, as noted by about three in 10 retailers. THE RETAILER VIEWPOINT: WHAT ARE THE INFLUENTIAL PRODUCT CLAIMS? Interests Consumers Most Today Will Grow the Most in the Next Three Years Local* Organic All Natural Sustainable Eco-Friendly Fair Trade 27% 45% 20% 25% 16% 25% *"Local" is defined as within 200 miles distance from operator .VMUJQMF BOTXFST BDDFQUFE 4PVSDF .JOUFM Local resonates with specialty food retailers, with 74 percent saying it interests consumers most today and 67 percent believing it will grow the most in the next three years. Although Sustainable is not influential today, retailers say it will be in the near future. 33% 55% 41% SPINS offers a POS reporting service for the Specialty Gourmet supermarket channel. SPINSScan Specialty Gourmet features chains and independent operators with more than 25 percent of sales derived from specialty-gourmet and natural products. If you are interested in more information on becoming a SPINS retailer participant, please visit spins.com. NASFT's webinars@work series will present The State of the Specialty Food Industry Wednesday, April 11, 2012 2–3 p.m. Eastern Time. Please contact llozada@nasft.org for more information. 74% 67% 63% As a service to NASFT members, Mintel/NASFT will be offering complimentary access to the entire 2012 State of the Specialty Food Industry research. Access will be available beginning April 20. Spanish 25 African 20 Japanese 18 Korean 18 Thai 18 Mexican 16 Italian 14 Caribbean 12 Russian 6 Chinese 4 Other 18 .VMUJQMF BOTXFST BDDFQUFE 4PVSDF .JOUFM 29 16A [ 5)& 45"5& 0' 5)& 41&$*"-5: '00% */%6453: Ron Tanner is NASFT's vice president, communications, education, government & industry relations.

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