SFA State of the Industry Report - The Market - May 2014
Mintel and the Specialty Food Association have collaborated to produce the 11th annual State of the Industry Report – The Market, following the first report published in May 2004. The purpose of this report is to show changes in the industry as a whole, and in the specific segments included here.
Specialty foods are broadly defined for this report as products that have limited distribution and a reputation for high quality. These items continue to gain in popularity – and are easier to find in all kinds of outlets – as the American consumer has developed a more sophisticated and discerning palate.
This report encompasses three years of sales data (2011, 2012, and 2013) across 58 segments (though most often the tabulated data capture the primary 51 segments), and discusses the positive and negative factors that may have a bearing on each segment’s future growth or decline. Also, as in previous years, included in this report is a comprehensive look at distribution channels within the specialty food trade, from importer and broker to manufacturer, distributor, and retailer.
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