Set Price of Madagascar Vanilla May Drive Buyers Elsewhere

The government of Madagascar has set a minimum export price of $250 per kilogram for vanilla, reports Food Business News. This means that food and beverage companies that use vanilla in their products may turn to sourcing the product from other countries, according to a report by Aust & Hachmann, Mount Royal, which sources andRead More

SFA Learning Center Resource: Food Safety

The rules and regulations of food safety are crucial to running a specialty food business. The Food Safety section of the Learning Center provides a variety of resources touching on the latest updates with the Food Safety Modernization Act, third party certifications, and food safety essentials, among many others. You’ll also find updates of SFA’sRead More

QSR Digital Sales Will Continue to Increase

Digital sales will make up 54 percent of all quick- and limited-service restaurant sales by 2025, according to research from Incisiv, reports The Spoon. This is 70 percent higher than pre-COVID estimates. In addition, almost 70 percent of restaurant chains have “stated their intent” to increase investments in mobile ordering. Incisiv encourages restaurants to makeRead More

DC Mayor Launches Bridge Fund for Hospitality, Entertainment Sector

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has created a $100 million Bridge Fund, which will help businesses and workers struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic in the hospitality, entertainment, and retail sectors. The fund will be disbursed via four programs; $35 million will go to restaurants, $30 million will go to hotels, $20 million will go toRead More

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