Mr. Phil Kafarakis, president of the "Specialty Food Association,” visited the American Farm School where he introduced the opportunities opening for Greek food products in the US market.
"Greek companies have great opportunities to enter the US market because of their Mediterranean products. These high quality products are valued at $140 billion and it’s a number that is growing every year,” said Phil Kafarakis, adding: "The most beautiful thing at this time is that even the smallest company can find a place in this market, as there is not just one market, but many different markets.”
Mr. Phil Kafarakis is one of the leading food industry executives and president of the Specialty Food Association (SFA), as well as a facilitator to the participation of Greek companies in the “Fancy Food Show,” where, in addition to promoting, companies can acquire access to networking and be advised on their next steps in the US market. Mr. Kafarakis, stressed that the American market at this time is suitable for agro-food boutique businesses that produce quality food products such as olive oil, honey, tea, nuts and fruits.
The event was held in American Farm School by the Endeavor organization, the Embassy and the US General Consulate, the American Farm School, and the "New Agriculture for the New Generation" program. Among the guests was also the US Consul General in Thessaloniki, Gregory W. Pfleger.