March Show Canceled

The March Show has been canceled.  For the safety of our members, our buyers and our staff the MinneapolisMART will be officially closed starting 3/18 at 5:00pm until further notice. If you have any questions or concerns please call the MinneapolisMART at 952-932-7200...

Presidents Letter From January 2020

Letter from the President Greetings All, I am excited to be crafting this message on behalf of our energetic and committed wholesale exhibitors here at the MinneapolisMART.  As we look ahead to 2020, and beyond, there are so many exciting changes to share with you,...

Presidents Letter From August 2019

Letter from the President Greetings All, This past year has flown by! Our youngest child has now graduated from college and is off to Houston, TX for her Masters Degree.  Our middle child graduated last year and has started her human resources career; and our oldest...

Presidents Letter From January 2019

To All of our valued Customers, Manufacturers, and Sales Representatives – Welcome to 2019! When I think about transitioning from one year to the next, I can’t help but think of that word we at first embrace and then sometimes later regret – Resolutions.  By...

Fancy Food Show 2018

BACKGROUND OF THE FANCY FOOD ASSOCIATION The fancy food association was established in 1952 as a not for profit group representing food artisans, importers and entrepreneurs. The summer food show took place at the New York Javits Center with 2,400 vendors exhibiting...

Presidents Letter From March 2018

As I write this letter, we are experiencing a very cold and snowy week in Minnesota. Even though I have called this place home forever, I have to say I am in the group of fair-weather midwesterners that start wondering “why”. In the midst of icy roads, snowy...

Presidents Letter From January 2018

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to wish you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! Yes, it really is 2018, and I must say it is a pleasure, privilege and challenge for all of us to enter into another year of entrepreneurship. Whether you have been doing this for...

2018 – Color of the Year

Ultra Purple PANTONE ®18-3838 Pantone the Color Institute Service one of the companies that set color standards for vendors and retailers for usage in setting consistency and communicating color around the globe. Pantone just announced their color pick for Color of...