The 2023 Summer Fancy Food Show Recap

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What were the biggest trends at the 2023 Summer Fancy Food Show? Tanner Food Group president, Specialty Food Association alum, and food industry veteran Ron Tanner joined The Food Institute Podcast to reflect upon the show’s biggest winners, emerging trends, and what it takes to have staying power in the food industry. Additionally, he shares how important events like the Summer Fancy Food show have become in a post-pandemic world.

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More About Ron Tanner:
Ron Tanner is president of Tanner Food Group, a specialty food consultancy focused on international trade, industry preparedness and regulatory activities.

Ron is a former executive team member of the Specialty Food Association, the leading trade association for the $170 billion specialty food industry. His last role after a 33-year career with the trade group was Vice President, Education, Content and Advocacy. Ron worked for the SFA and its 3,900+ members from 1987 – 2020, helping them understand and succeed in the specialty food business. His responsibilities included education, content, marketing, public relations, industry relations, awards, government relations and philanthropy.

Ron is a frequent speaker on the U.S. specialty food market and food trends and has presented at key national and international industry conferences and events, including FoodEx Japan, Anuga, CIBUS, the Fancy Food Shows, the National Grocers Association Show, the American Cheese Society Conference and more. Ron holds a Master of Science degree in Journalism from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in English and Communications Studies from Oberlin College.

Check Out Food Institute’s Coverage of SFFS:
Day One Livestream Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zabRDi14e7Y
Day Two Livestream Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXSGxwPpeds
Day Three Livestream Replay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSu09gzmoU0
Top Trends at the Summer Fancy Food Show: https://foodinstitute.com/beverage/top-trends-at-the-fancy-food-show/