Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

By Elaine Watson

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Summer Fancy Food Show 2020 canceled due to coronavirus

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The Specialty Food Association’s (SFA's) Summer Fancy Food Show, scheduled for June 28-30 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York (which has recently been turned into a makeshift hospital), is the latest major food show to be canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Citing the "national and global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, associated travel restrictions, and the Javits Center’s critical service in fighting the pandemic that impacts the facility’s availability,​" the SFA said its immediate priority is to guide exhibitors and registered attendees through a process of receiving refunds or credits.

Registered attendees should be on the lookout for an email about a refund, while exhibitors should also expect an email inviting them to "identify your preference for a credit or refund."

“Our legacy is one of connecting the global specialty food industry – makers, buyers and distributors – and we’re assessing ways to create an engaging environment for that, outside of the Fancy Food Show,"​ said SFA President Phil Kafarakis.

To that end, the SFA is "evaluating alternative formats for later in the year that would help its members maintain their business footing during these unprecedented times." 

Read more HERE​.