Greece Announced as Partner Country at 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show

If you’ve been following the adventures over on this website, you might recall that I attended the Summer Fancy Food Show last year for the very first time. It was a terrific experience and my findings can be perused on our posts that you will find HERE. At the end of June, “The Chronicles” will be on point once more and that leads me to share some amazing news about Greece being announced as the partner country at this years show. Now, we aren’t Greeks over here but we do love the visuals that have been seen from the country and their incredible foods. Let’s take a look at the full press release about this.

The Press Release:
The Specialty Food Association announced today that Greece will be their partner country for this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace for specialty food in North America, taking place June 30 – July 2 in New York City. Enterprise Greece is organizing the participation of Greece at the Show.

“We’re excited to have Greece as our partner country for the 2018 Summer Fancy Food Show,” said Phil Kafarakis, president, Specialty Food Association. “With the continued popularity of the Mediterranean diet and its health benefits, this is a great time to focus on Greek foods. The influence of Greek ingredients in the American diet and on American shelves is a great example of the expansion of specialty food in the U.S.”

The Greek Pavilion will include exhibitors representing the olive oil and olive industries, and others showcasing a range of dairy, honey, marmalades, nuts, and grains at their booths.

“The Fancy Food Show is a sure way for us heighten exposure for Greek food products, especially being SFA’s partner country,” said Mr. Elias Athanasiou, CEO, Enterprise Greece. “Our presence at the Show will reinforce the already strong surge of Greek food & products on specialty food shelves, menus, and in the trade media in the U.S. As an example, Greece ranked fourth out of 27 participating countries in the number of awards it garnered this year at the annual NY1000C awards. Greek food is taking its rightful place on the world stage. Our message is that Greece values health, quality, and taste.”

The Summer Fancy Food Show is a trade only event held in New York City from June 30-July 2, 2018. To learn more or to register, visit the link at the close of this post.

About the Specialty Food Association: the Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,600 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food. Learn more at the link.

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: I am looking so forward to this show and cannot wait to find what I will find on the many aisles of the convention. My hope is that some folks are serving up Gyro or Spanakopita that can be washed down with a sip of a fine Greek wine or some Ouzo. Closing up I say “OPA!”

Official Website: http://www.specialtyfood.com

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