The stated purpose of SFA’s Lifetime Achievement Award is "to identify and celebrate the actions and special qualities of those persons widely recognized as having grown the industry, improved the Association, inspired companies and nurtured individuals."
The Winners of the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award are:
- Harold and Lorie Alexander, Kopper's Chocolate
- Ted Koryn, Liberty Foods
- Paul Saginaw and Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman's Community of Businesses
- Jerry Santucci, Santucci Associates Inc.
- Winston Stona, Busha Browne Company
A ceremony will be held at this year’s Summer Fancy Food Show in New York City to honor the winners of the awards. A trade only event, the Summer Fancy Food Show runs from June 25-27, 2017.