Nut and seed butters outpaced all other specialties in 2013

Nut and seed butters outpaced all other specialties in 2013.

Specialty food and beverages up 18%: SFA

Sales in the $88 billion specialty food market — encompassing products with limited distribution and a reputation for high quality — are outpacing food sales overall, show the findings of the Specialty Food Association’s State of the Specialty Food Industry 2014 report, prepared in conjunction with Mintel International and SPINS.

“Sales of specialty continue to boom with dollar volume up 8% in 2013, which is much higher than inflation,” said Ron Tanner, VP of philanthropy, governm

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