North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event, the Summer Fancy Food Show, returns to New York City from June 29 – July 1, 2014, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center,presented by the Specialty Food Association.

With specialty food sales at a record high, the Summer Fancy Food Show will be the largest in its 60-year history and exhibition halls will be filled with the latest new products from food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the world, the organisers said.

Visitors can discover 180,000 products including confections, cheese, coffee, snacks, spices, ethnic, natural, organic and more and connect with 2,400 exhibitors from 80 countries and regions.

The Specialty Food Association will present innovative new product and trends showcases and events including the keynote and sofi™ Awards Ceremony – “sofi” stands for Specialty Outstanding Food Innovation.

A show highlight is the VIP Key Buyer Program for the most qualified retail and foodservice buyers. It is designed to facilitate private face-to-face meetings and networking sessions between buyers and manufacturers, held the Saturday before the Show opens.

Visitors can discover innovative products at the 2014 sofi Awards Showcase Display; What’s New, What’s Hot!’ Showcases; and New Brands on Shelf.

An education program from Saturday June 28 to Tuesday July 1 includes over 15 seminars and tours .For more information look up: www.specialtyfood.com/fancy-food-show/summer-fancy-food-show/