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Meet the Specialty Food Association's New President, Phil Kafarakis

Meet the Specialty Food Association's New President, Phil Kafarakis

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

Just under two months since the Specialty Food Association (SFA) named Philip M. Kafarakis as its newest President, the man at the helm of one the biggest forces in the food industry has taken to video to address what strategies he’ll be taking during his tenure. The 35-year veteran of companies like Kraft, Cargill, and the National Restaurant Association sounded optimistic as he addressed each and every one of the association’s members.

Phil Kafarakis, President, Specialty Food Assosciation

“There is so much more in our future as we develop creative ways to be your go-to source,” Kafarakis told the industry in his video statement. “I want all of us to enjoy a future where we’re stronger and more relevant to consumers than ever before.”

Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its over 3,200 members in the U.S. and abroad the tools, knowledge, and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. In its entirety, the specialty food industry covers a total of $120.5 billion.

Want to hear even more from the food-savvy head of the Specialty Food Association? Watch the short two-minute video above, and stay tuned for more coverage on the always ambitious association as we approach another Fancy Food Show in January. 

Specialty Food Association