Summer Fancy Food 2013

The Summer Fancy Food Show headed back to the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York this year after a two year sabbatical in Washington, D.C. The show, held June 30 – July 2, broke attendance records, attracting some 24,000 people. The 59th annual show was the largest ever with 2,400 exhibitors occupying 354,400 square feet on three levels of the Javits Center.

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The Summer Fancy Food Show contained a record 2,400 exhibitors.

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There was also record attendance throughout the show’s three days.

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These beauties were not only strutting their pride, but reminding show-goers getting off the train that they were not in Kansas anymore.

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Like any event in New York, the convention was marred by protests. Here vitamin activists encourage attendees to stop vitamin cruelty by drinking diluted vitamin-themed waters and switch to Activate, which keeps its vitamins potent by storing them in the cap. Consumers simply give the cap a twist, releasing the vitamins into the water just before consumption.

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The Fancy Food Show was a United Nations of cuisines. Olives were a key component at the Egypt pavilion.

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Abdelhamid Hashlamoun of Sama Food Industries displays a line of non-alcoholic beer, canned fruit juices and bottled waters that his Amman, Jordan-based company hopes to export into the U.S.

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By using pure evaporated sea salt – with all the minerals still attached – Chef Salt seasonings set themselves apart from the competition, says co-owner Dave Joachim.

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Show goers went quackers over the new duck bacon from Leesburg, Ind.-based Maple Leaf Farms.

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Bourbon Barrel Foods manufacturers a line of seasonings and sauces made in the heart of Kentucky bourbon country, says Matt Jamie, owner.

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Joseph Miranda, national sales director at Hicksville, N.Y.-based Harvest Song, showcases one of the more unique offerings -- walnut preserves.

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Harvest Song Walnut Preserves are made from whole, unshelled walnuts.

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Russian-style coffee maker Dazbog Coffee Co. is continuing its expansion across the U.S.

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Dinamite Hot Pepper Tapenade from Italian Harvest was a sofi Award finalist with its explosive packaging!

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Wadi Food was looking for customers to market its extensive line of olives imported from Egypt, said Ahmed Tarkek, export manager for the Giza, Egypt-based firm.

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Mike Brundidge, vice president of sales and marketing, at Waukegan, Ill.-based Woodland Foods was showcasing his company’s extensive line of new Manitou Trading Company all-natural dried food mixes.

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The big news at Byrd Cookie Company is that the famous line of cookies are now available in boxes for the supermarket channel, said Geoff Repella, president of the Savannah, Ga.-based firm.

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At the Puerto Rico pavilion Ing. Wanda Otero Flores was proudly sampling her line of artisan cheeses made exclusively from Puerto Rican milk.

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Jose A. Merino Alemany and his sister were sampling Empresas Alemañy Coquito, a delicious eggnog-like Puerto Rican drink made from coconut milk, brandy and the finest Puerto Rican rum.

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Frank Miranda, right, of Matosantos Commercial Corp. holds a package of the company’s famous smoked pork chops and ribs that are now being shipped to the U.S. mainland.

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Domonic Biggi, CEO of Beaverton Foods, displays Sweet Butter Pickle Mustard, a new product modeled after bread and butter pickles that was debuting at the show.

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James Elstad, Mike Babcock and Justin Desiderio of Oregon Seafoods proudly display their new Sea Fare Pacific Seafood Bisque, which picked up a silver sofi Award.

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Ahmed Rahim, CEO and co-founder of Oakland, Calif.-based Numi Organic Tea, proudly talks about his new line of vegetable-based teas, which combine dried vegetables with black tea and taste like a mild broth.

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Ain’t life a Sweet Potato Granola? The Millchap Sweet Potato Company was sampling its sweet potato crackers and three varieties of all-natural sweet potato granola.

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As usual, the Roland Foods booth was packed. One section was devoted exclusively to new products...

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...including a new four-SKU line of bruschetta.

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Chef Tim Jutzi, owner of Chef Tim Foods was sampling his famous Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette. It is available at more than 80 stores, including Karns, Stauffers of Kissel Hill, and Oregon Dairy.

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