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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50 states The 2018 Farm Bill is expected to include the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, which will formally allow CBD to be sold legally in all 50 states. Currently, as the legality of CBD products varies by state, retailers are facing challenges in both marketing and selling these products. by the numbers In this Winter 2019 issue we look to up-and-coming trends and celebrate the Specialty Food Association's seventh annual Leadership Award winners for their business leadership, citizenship, and vision. Here's a look at some numbers related to their endeavors and the trends on which industry stakeholders may capitalize in the coming months. 1940 The year that Bi-Rite grocery store opened in San Francisco. In partnership with the Helen Diller Family Foundation, Bi-Rite has built a new, eco-friendly cafe in the Civic Center Plaza, close to the Helen Diller Playgrounds and other San Francisco attractions. $ 1 million The 2017 revenue of Seal the Seasons, a farm-to-freezer company that focuses on providing consumers and growers with a year-round market for perishable fruits. In addition to reducing food waste and maximizing crop yields, Seal the Seasons brings affordable produce to food deserts and other regions where consumers may not be able to afford fresh options. The portion of consumers checking labels for the amount of sugar and/or sweetener used in a product, according to Mintel. Similarly, 79 percent of consumers check the type of sugar and/or sweetener used. 1,300 The number of mostly women producers who've been employed since the founding of Kuli Kuli Foods, Lisa Curtis' start-up that makes an energy-boosting powder from moringa trees in Africa. The green powder can be used in juices, smoothies, and even guacamole. 80 % 124 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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