NASFT: Nearly Half of Consumers Purchasing Specialty Foods

Specialty coffees, cheeses, chocolates and olive oils are the items most commonly sought by consumers of specialty foods, who account for 46% of the U.S. population, according to research by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade.

NEW YORK — Specialty coffees, cheeses, chocolates and olive oils are the items most commonly sought by consumers of specialty foods, who account for 46% of the U.S. population, according to research by the National Association for the Specialty Food Trade here.

Also gaining momentum are specialty cold beverages, meats, bread, and prepared foods, said Ron Tanner, NASFT vice president of communication and education, Wednesday during a conference call focused on the findings.

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