The Specialty Food Association is the preeminent trade association providing growth for your business in the vibrant specialty food industry. In addition to the top business-building programs, services and networking opportunities, you'll find a community of over 3,100 passionate companies that benefit from the Specialty Food Association's leadership, information and representation.

The Specialty Food Association Webinars hosted here are an example of the educational resources produced with your busy schedule in mind.  You'll find exciting new topics covered throughout the year via live webinars and an expanding library of on demand recordings available for purchase anytime. 

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Upcoming Webinars

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On-Demand Webinars

The State of the Specialty Food Industry 2016 (April 21, 2016)
Join the Specialty Food Association and Mintel International as they report on this exciting research on how the specialty food industry performed in 2015. This presentation, presented by Specialty Food Association's Ron Tanner and Mintel International's David Browne, is filled with just-released industry statistics and insights to help you understand the potential for growth and the dynamics of change in this market.


The Food Safety Modernization Act: The Latest on the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Third Party Certification (March 15, 2016)
This webcast will provide manufacturers of specialty foods with information and guidance on how the latest FDA regulations will affect their businesses. Brian Pendleton, Senior Policy Advisor, FDA, will speak on the topic of the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Jeffrey Read, Policy Analyst, FDA, will address Third Party Certification. Ron Tanner and Marsha Echols of the SFA will discuss the implications of these FSMA regulations for producers and suppliers of specialty foods. You'll have a chance to ask questions and get advice from the experts.


How to Succeed at the Winter Fancy Food Show 2016 (December 15, 2015)
During this popular webinar, you'll hear from seasoned Specialty Food Association member exhibitors on all the details you'll need before, during, and after the Show. You'll get tips on collecting leads, sampling and talking about your products, packing and shipping, and much more.


The Food Safety Modernization Act: What You Need to Know in 2016 and Beyond (December 9, 2015)
Join Ron Tanner, VP, Philanthropy, Government & Industry Relations Officer for the Specialty Food Association, and Marsha Echols, DC Counsel for the SFA, for an update on the current progress of FSMA regulations. We're pleased to host Kathy Gombas, Senior Advisor, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, FDA, who will address the FDA FSA Technical Assistance Network and Industry/Regulator Training. We will also hear from Mickey Parish, Senior Advisor, FDA, on the latest on the Preventive Controls, and you'll have a chance to ask questions.


Selling Your Specialty Food Product for Foodservice (November 16, 2015)
In this one-hour webinar, you'll get perspective on what it's like to sell to foodservice from experts in different areas of the supply chain. We'll look at potential venues like hotels, restaurants, country clubs, universities, and more.


Partnering for Growth: How Suppliers, Distributors, and Retailers Can Improve Performance (October 21, 2015)
Hear about new research from Specialty Food Association and Kantar Retail, Partnering for Growth, which closely examines the relationship between suppliers, distributors, and retailers and identifies specific, actionable steps than can strengthen relationships, increase sales, reduce costs, and evolve business models to propel our industry to further growth.


Today's Specialty Food Consumer 2015 (September 28, 2015)
Specialty Food Association and Mintel International come together for an annual webinar filled with facts on Today's Specialty Food Consumers. Tune in to learn more about who buys specialty foods as well as the impact on specialty food consumption and the typical specialty consumer in today's ever-changing marketplace.


How to Succeed at the Summer Fancy Food Show Part 2 (June 4, 2015)
During this popular webinar, you'll hear from seasoned Specialty Food Association member exhibitors on all the details you'll need before, during, and after the Show. You'll get tips on collecting leads, sampling and talking about your products, packing and shipping, and much more. You'll also be able to ask questions. Join us!


How to Succeed at the Summer Fancy Food Show 2015 (May 5, 2015)
Join Specialty Food Association staff for an information-packed look at what it takes to have a great Show. You'll learn what you need to do before, during, and after the Show and you'll be able to ask questions and get informative tips from our Operations and Member Relations teams.


The State of the Specialty Food Industry 2015 (April 15, 2015)
Join the Specialty Food Association and Mintel International as they report on this exciting research on how the specialty food industry performed in 2014. This presentation, presented by Specialty Food Association's Ron Tanner and Denise Purcell, and Mintel International's David Browne, is filled with just-released industry statistics and insights to help you understand the potential for growth and the dynamics of change in this market.


The Benefits of Diversity Certification: Grow Your Business and Sell More Product (April 1, 2015)
Learn the benefits of diversity certification, how to become certified and grow your business.
Brought to you by the SFA Diversity Council


Understanding the Real Value of Specialty Foods (September 3, 2014)
Join Jim Wisner of Wisner Marketing for a comprehensive, quantifiable, and validated look at the true value of specialty foods to retailers. The webinar is based on the findings of a recently completed Specialty Food Association study.


Complying with the Affordable Care Act: "Obamacare" Requirements that Specialty Food Businesses Can't Afford to Miss (July 24, 2014)
As we head into the second half of 2014, many business owners are wondering what kind of impact "Obamacare" will have on their budgets and plans for the years ahead. Will your specialty food business be affected by changes in the law that go into effect on January 1, 2015?


GMO Labeling: What's on the Horizon for Specialty Foods? (September 18, 2013)
Join Specialty Food Association, Non-GMO Project, Whole Foods Market and Hain Celestial for a spirited discussion on the future of GMO Labeling in the specialty food industry.