Specialty Food Magazine

Spring 2018

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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BY DENISE SHOUKAS Should You Expand into Foodservice: 5 Things to Know specialty food maker T he foodservice channel, comprising restaurants, hospitality venues, insti- tutional commissaries, and more, is booming. Foodservice represented almost 22 percent of specialty food sales, or $27.7 billion in 2016, accord- ing to the Specialty Food Association's "2017 State of the Specialty Food Industry." But how do you determine if your product is a good fit for this expansive, expanding category? Here are some things to know, according to industry veterans. 70 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com

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