Attendees of the 2019 National Grocers Association Show have a new pavilion to look out for on the EXPO floor. The Specialty Food Association will be hosting the SFA Pavilion for its 2018 sofi™ Awards gold winners, a new addition to the NGA Show. The sofi Awards feature a national panel of culinary experts blind tasting more than 2,650 entries resulting in 156 products across 39 categories snagging the coveted award. On display will be the winning products within the Gold category, featuring brands such as Loacker USA, La Tourangelle, Vermont Creamery, Improper Goods, and more. Show-goers will clearly have a lot to look forward to at the upcoming NGA Show.
"We are thrilled the Specialty Food Association will be hosting a new pavilion at our 2019 show and will be showcasing the sofi Award winners within their space," said Peter Larkin, President and CEO of the NGA in a press release. "These awards celebrate excellence and creativity in the industry, something The NGA Show strives to do each year."
The sofi Awards have honored and advanced culinary excellence and creativity across the globe for over 45 years. While the pavilion at this year’s show will feature winners from the 2018 awards, applications are available for the 2019 sofi Awards, which open in February 2019.
Featured in the pavilion will be 2018’s Product of the Year winner, Bitter Housewife, a Cardamom Bitter by Improper Goods, LLC. Several Gold winner categories will be displayed, including Cheese, Charcuterie, Meat, Poultry, Barbecue Sauce, and more—the list is practically endless! Anyone looking to view the entire category list and the 2018 winners can visit can do so at the SFA website.
The NGA Show will take place at the San Diego Convention Center on February 24-27. The Show features more than 400 companies on the EXPO Floor, over 60 educational workshops and sessions, and many special events, including the NGA Creative Choice Awards, the National Best Bagger Championship, the NGA Student Case Study Competition, and many others.
For more information, visit the The NGA Show website. Deli Market News will keep you updated on all NGA Show updates.