VAI Joins the World-Renowned Specialty Foods Association

June 3, 2019

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – June 3, 2019 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, announced it has joined the Specialty Food Association (SFA), a world-renowned not-for-profit association whose mission is to champion, nurture, and connect members to deliver innovative products and expand consumption of specialty foods. As a leading source of information about the $127 billion specialty food industry, the Association’s annual reports include the State of the Specialty Food Industry and Today’s Specialty Food Consumer.

Membership in the SFA underscores VAI’s commitment to servicing the food industry with a proven ERP food solution. VAI’s integrated S2K Food ERP Software provides food manufacturers and distributors with the technology they need to reduce costs, enrich customer service, improve decision making, and maximize efficiencies throughout the organization.

Membership in the SFA is company-wide and all employees can access business-building opportunities, savings programs, and industry connections through the SFA’s unique services and benefits, including North America’s premier specialty food and beverage events, the Fancy Food Show in New York City.

Members may also participate in the highly-sought sofi™, Retailer, Leadership, and Lifetime Achievement Awards, advertising and sponsorships, and publications for the specialty food trade, as well as the opportunity to launch products in the Product Marketplace.

“We’re excited about our entry into the Specialty Food Association,” said Jessica Vollaro, Marketing Manager, VAI. “The specialty food market is an industry we serve well, with numerous food customers across the board thriving and succeeding with the help of VAI’s S2K ERP food solution. We look forward to fully participating in the SFA membership activities and connecting with association resources, to assist members with technological advancements.”

 SFA Members are specialty food artisans, purveyors, importers and entrepreneurs, as well as distributors, retailers, and others involved in the specialty food trade. For more information about the SFA, visit:

About Specialty Food Association

The Specialty Food Association is a thriving community of food artisans, importers, and entrepreneurs. Established in 1952 in New York, the not-for-profit trade association provides its 3,600 members in the U.S. and abroad with resources, knowledge and connections to champion and nurture their companies in an always-evolving marketplace. The Association owns and produces the Winter and Summer Fancy Food Shows, and presents the sofi™ Awards honoring excellence in specialty food.

About VAI

VAI is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, retail, and service sectors. VAI's software solutions are backed by a wealth of experience and a reputation for excellence that countless companies rely on. With specific ERP solutions for Hard Goods, Food, and Pharmaceutical companies, VAI has helped some of the most recognized companies address key industry requirements and deliver bottom-line results. VAI continues to innovate with new solutions that leverage analytics, business intelligence, mobility, and cloud technology to help customers make more informed business decisions and empower their mobile workforce. VAI is headquartered in Ronkonkoma, NY, with branch offices located in Florida, Illinois, and California. For more information, visit, follow @VAISoftware on Twitter, vai_software on Instagram, and “like us” on

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