Specialty Food Magazine

Winter 2019

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 53 cheese focus Peddling Cheese Unconventional venues and selling models are helping cheese entrepreneurs get their foot in the door with minimal investment. 57 product roundup Turmeric: The People's Spice From salad dressings to drinking vinegar to honey to even chocolate, turmeric is having a renaissance moment, and it's worth getting in on. 60 producer profile Candice Ross, Brins Jam & Marmalade Inspired by fresh produce from her family's Louisiana land—this architect turned food maker is creating innovative jams and marmalades—and launching her own kind of "local" product by partnering with other specialty food companies. 63 sound off The Supply Chain Weighs in on Trends Members of the supply chain share insights on today's market and where it is headed as part of the SFA's annual "State of the Specialty Food Industry" report. 64 category spotlight The Other Side of Sweet Makers and consumers are coming down from their sugar highs and keeping a closer eye on what makes products sweet. 57 departments 1 editor 's letter 4 meet the contributor 5 from the publisher 12 buyers' picks 16 trends & happenings 21 letter from the president 22 Specialty Food Association News 121 resource guide 124 by the numbers CONTENTS VOL. 49 NO. 1 WINTER 2019 60 16 53 SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION What's New, What's Hot! p. 102 special section 91 Specialty Food Maker 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. 92 Mergers & Acquisitions A roundup of consolidations affecting the specialty food world. 94 The Quick on Convenience Opportunities abound for specialty food makers as c-stores elevate their product selections. 97 Q&A: Family Business Succession Planning Whether it involves the next generation, professional management taking over, or new ownership, it's never too early to consider a succession plan for a family- run business. 99 Food Safety Update: FSMA Implementation and Inspection Time Is Here An update on the Food Safety Modernization Act as the grace period ends for most specialty food makers. 71 product roundup Plant-Based Dairy e descriptor "plant-based" is popular these days and has done a great job with changing the narrative surrounding animal-free foods. 84 category education What Buyers Should Know About Cannabis Hemp-derived products gain traction at retail as consumers seek anti-inflammatory benefits. 87 sound off 2018 in Review As we enter a new year, SFA looks back at the best quotes from the past year on the specialty food trade and where it is headed. 88 opinion Dining Out While Staying at Home An increasing number of options are popping up for consumers who want to eat good food but not necessarily prepare it. JENNIFER MAY

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