This year should be no exception. According to its pre-registration information, the trade group is expecting attendance at this year's show in San Diego to even exceed the attendance at last year's Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco.
Additionally, many specialty, ethnic and natural foods vendors use this for the-trade-only food show to launch their new products. The number of new product launches at the San Diego show is expected to exceed last year's number, according to NASFT.
This is good news not only to the exhibitors and NASFT, but to retail buyers as well. Many of them use the show as a one-stop marketplace for viewing and tasting new items and line extensions, and plan much of their annual new item buying and retail introduction efforts around the show. They shouldn't be disappointed.
You can get all the information you need about the 2008 Winter Fancy Food Show at NASFT's show website here.