The Specialty Food Association’s Fancy Food Show 2021—the in-person component of the show—has been canceled, according to a statement. Fancy Food 24/7, the digital component of the show, will run as planned from September 27-October 8.
The decision was made due to increasing concerns about the Delta variant.
“The Specialty Food Association has been steadfast in creatively supporting our members and our $170.4 billion industry during this incredibly challenging time, and we remain committed to providing opportunities in the safest way possible,” said Bill Lynch, president of the SFA. “While we will miss that special feeling of in-person connections with our industry colleagues, safety remains our number-one priority.”
Exhibitors have the option of a full refund, or a credit for either the Winter Fancy Food Show 2022 or the Summer Fancy Food Show 2022. All pre-registered attendees will receive a full refund and retain access to Fancy Food 24/7, which will feature domestic and international specialty food and beverage exhibitors and educational programming.
The Winter Fancy Food Show is still expected to take place on January 16-18 at Moscone Center in San Francisco.