Summer Fancy Food Show Brings Caribbean Flavor To New York City
In a highly anticipated annual tradition, the Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) will once again sponsor the Caribbean Pavilion at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City. The show will be open from Sunday, June 27th through Tuesday, June 29th, 2010.
The Caribbean Pavilion will showcase top Caribbean food suppliers, highlight new products, and provide an opportunity for industry professionals to network and discuss their business needs.
“In a city with the world’s largest Caribbean-born population, Caribbean food is a staple in New York’s restaurants and kitchens,” said Sam Kruiner, Grant Advisor, of Caribbean Export. “The Summer Fancy Food Show is a tremendous opportunity for the biggest names in the food and beverage industry to meet and do business with top Caribbean food suppliers.”
More than 15 leading Caribbean specialty food suppliers are expected to participate in this year’s Pavilion. Products showcased will include sauces, syrups, spices and seasonings, jams and jellies, condiments, candy and snacks, rum, juices and sodas, salsas, dips and seafood.
As the global recession continues to restrict family budgets, Caribbean Export has worked to highlight the tremendous value of authentic Caribbean food products. Increasingly, families are finding Caribbean foods to be an affordable indulgence, while restaurants and food suppliers are discovering strong demand for Caribbean products.
“As families and restaurant owners continue to stretch every dollar, Caribbean specialty foods offer both outstanding quality and unbeatable ‘bang for the buck,’” said Kruiner.
The Summer Fancy Food Show features 180,000 specialty foods and beverages, 2,400 exhibitors from 81 countries and more than 24,000 attendees. The exposition is ideal for specialty food retailers, supermarket chains, independent grocery and natural food stores, delis and convenience stores, gift and candy stores, mail order and internet retailers and mass merchants and warehouse clubs.