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Specialty food sales hit high of $170.4 billion in 2020Specialty food sales hit high of $170.4 billion in 2020

The specialty food market reached total sales of $170.4 billion in 2020, a 13% increase since 2018, according to the annual State of the Specialty Food Industry Report from the Specialty Foods Association (SFA).

At retail, specialty food sales grew 24% at retail from 2018-2020, and 19.4% in 2020 alone, with much of this growth attributed to the pandemic’s effect on buying, at-home meal preparation and consumption. During this time, categories related to cooking or baking at home soared, benefiting products like baking mixes, pasta and sauces, frozen entrees and meat, poultry and seafood (frozen and refrigerated).

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‘High on the Hog’ Proves Why Food Travel Shows Need New Gatekeepers‘High on the Hog’ Proves Why Food Travel Shows Need New Gatekeepers

“Tell me what you eat and I’ll tell you where you are from,” famed Yoruba artist Romuald Hazoumè told Stephen Satterfield, host of Netflix’s inspiring new travel show High on the Hog. The phrase could double as the thesis of food historian Dr. Jessica Harris’s book of the same name, which resonated so much with production duo Fabienne Toback and Karis Jagger that they chose to adapt it for their first full-length documentary. 

On the show, Satterfield, who founded the high-minded culinary quarterly Whetstone Magazine, takes the same voyage Harris does in the book, journeying all the way

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