LAS VEGAS — The Winter Fancy Food Show brought more than 800 companies together Feb. 6-8 in Las Vegas to debut their latest products. The event marked the first in-person Fancy Food Show in two years.
A prominent theme was comfort foods with a twist, as consumers continue to seek new yet familiar experiences at home amid the ongoing pandemic.
“We’re entering our third year of the pandemic, and hopefully things are stabilizing somewhat, but people have been through the ringer, and one of the ways that is coming out is a resurgence of comfort-type foods,” said Denise Purcell, vice president of content and education for the New York-based Specialty Food Association, the organizer of the Winter Fancy Food Show.
New products were available in virtually all categories, from boxed water to spreadable butter and to seasoning blends sourced from seaweed.