Specialty food market booms as people seek haute cuisine lifestyle in 'Year of Gourmet'

Higgins, Kevin
February 1982
Marketing News;2/19/1982, Vol. 15 Issue 17, p6
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the boom in the specialty food market in the U.S. Sales are booming in the market because of the demand of better quality products and services. The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) Inc., New York, has christened 1982 the "Year of the Gourmet." A record 302 exhibitors were present at the NASFT's August 1981 trade show in Chicago, Illinois. The February 1982 show in San Francisco, California, is expected to draw at least 30% more exhibitors. This increased demand could be attributed to the fact that specialty food are now being sold by a wide assortment of retail business.


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