VDACS News Releases
January 20, 2017
Virginia’s Specialty Food and Beverage Entrepreneurs to Sharpen Business and Marketing Skills
Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Educational Conference March 6-7 in Richmond
Contact: Dawn Eischen, 804.786.1904
Nationally recognized food, beverage and marketing industry experts will share their knowledge with business owners from across the Commonwealth at the Virginia Specialty Food and Beverage Educational Conference March 6-7 at the Omni Richmond Hotel. The conference, hosted by Virginia’s Specialty Food Advisory Committee in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and Virginia Tech’s Department of Food Science and Technology, will focus on trends, product pricing, sales, marketing and food safety. Many of the businesses participating in the conference have earned the Virginia’s Finest® designation.
According to the Specialty Food Association, a national industry trade group, specialty foods and beverages accounted for more than $120 billion in sales in the U.S. in 2015. The top-selling category is cheese, followed by meat, poultry and seafood in second place, and chips, pretzels and snacks in third place.
Featured presenters include:
For more information about the conference, agenda and registration, visit www.vafinest.com.
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