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Gallery: SFA unveils contenders for Outstanding New Product sofi Award

Category buyers from Kroger, Whole Foods Market, FreshDirect, Mollie Stone’s Market, Bristol Farms, several specialty retailers, executive chefs, food journalists and even a food historian narrowed a field of more than 450 new specialty products to select 10 finalists for the Specialty Food Association’s sofi (Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation) Award for Outstanding New Product of 2014.

“The specialty food industry is thriving, and the entries, whether aged goat cheese, sweet and spicy confections, or hand-crafted charcuterie, showed the passion and creativity food manufacturers are bringing to their craft,” said SFA President Ann Daw, in a statement. “The finalists stood out the most in a very crowded field. 

Photos courtesy of the Specialty Food Association



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