VAI Presents the Benefits of Technology at the Summer Fancy Food Show

June 24, 2019

Ronkonkoma, N.Y. – June 24, 2019 – VAI, a leading ERP software developer, announced its participation in the Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest specialty food industry event in North America, and the premier showcase for industry innovation. Presented by the Specialty Food Association (SFA), a not-for-profit association with over 3,800 members, the show is taking place June 23-25 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York, NY.

The show will feature a wide-range of food artisans, buyers, importers, and entrepreneurs and feature over 2,400 companies exhibiting over 200,000 specialty foods. The Specialty Food industry is the fastest-growing segment of the food industry at nearly $150 billion in annual sales.

During the event, Joe Scioscia, vice president of sales at VAI, will take part in an interview with SFA News Live host Phil Lempert. Scioscia will explore topics that center around ERP software applications and development, such as integrated mobile applications that help bridge the communication gap from supplier to chef operations. Scioscia will also address food safety compliancy, and how Food ERP software plays a role to ensure product safety and faster recall processes.

“The specialty food market is an industry VAI has long serviced, with many food customers utilizing VAI’s S2K ERP food solution to automate and integrate their business processes and comply with food safety regulations,” said Joe Scioscia. “Food Safety for example is vital to our customers, and it is important to have in place a Food ERP solution like S2K, where customers can walk into the warehouse and at any given time, pull a lot and see where it is and what clients it went to. A food ERP solution has the integration and the technology that the specialty food industry can leverage for improved efficiencies across the board.”

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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