N.A.S.F.T. canceling Spring Fancy Food Show
June 23, 2008
by FoodBusinessNews.net Staff
NEW YORK — The National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, Inc. has decided to discontinue its Spring Fancy Food Show in Chicago.
The N.A.S.F.T. board of directors voted unanimously to cancel the show. The next show was scheduled for April 5-7, 2009, at McCormick Place.
"After the 2008 show, the NA.S.F.T. conducted extensive research among exhibitors and buyers," said Ann Daw, N.A.S.F.T. president. "We have come to the conclusion that the Spring Fancy Food Show at McCormick Place is no longer providing the majority of our members with the most effective means by which to grow their businesses in the Midwest. We have therefore decided to cancel the show in Chicago, beginning in 2009."
The spring show first debuted in Chicago in 1999. There still will be the summer and winter Fancy Food Shows with the next summer show taking place from June 29 to July 1 in New York City. The next winter show will be Jan. 18-20 in San Francisco.
"The N.A.S.F.T. believers there is an opportunity to connect its members with Midwestern buyers and is investigating alternative means to bring these buyers and sellers together," Ms. Daw said.