Winter 2012 Fancy Food Show Recap

The Winter 2012 Fancy Food show in San Francisco wrapped up this past Tuesday afternoon; while the overall number of beverage companies was light for the third year in a row (approximately 40), the stalwarts seeking specialty channel retailers and distributors were present – sparkling juices and juice, gourmet sparkling and still waters, coconut waters, coffee and teas, and gourmet CSDs. As in previous years, exhibitors said they were pleased by the density of the foot traffic and “meetings” with large influential retailers and wholesalers walking the aisles. In fact, those aisles were, at times, very crowded, bordering on too packed to walk. Since Expo West is less than two months away, and is typically the large “coming out” party, there weren’t too many new companies we came across walking the floor….Read More

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