Gluten-Free Goes Mainstream at NRA Show 2010
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness hosts The National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show's first ever Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion.
PR9.NET May 07, 2010 - The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) and GREAT gluten-free business Association will host the first ever Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion at the 2010 National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show, held May 22nd through 25th in Chicago, IL.
On the food industry's most prestigious stage, the Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion will highlight the evolving maturity of the gluten-free industry, and open the door to millions of new consumers for multiple business models within the industry by:
1.Offering a business case for restaurants and food service to invest in a gluten-free consumer base
2.Demonstrating the entire gamut of gluten-free menu items including the best products and services on the market today.
3.Presenting practical and affordable solutions that directly address the varying needs of kitchens, food service and manufacturers developing gluten-free product lines and menus considering a wide range of cuisines, price points, preparation and storage needs, corporate identities and marketing strategies.
The largest gluten-free affair in NRA history seeks to mainstream gluten-free foods and revolutionize how almost 13 million Americans suffering from celiac disease and gluten intolerance manage their health through a lifelong gluten-free diet.
"Gluten-Free Pavilion is designed to solidify NFCA's role in the growth and development of the industry, and present the best products and services on the market today," said NFCA Director of Education Nancy Baker, who oversees the organization's gluten-free food industry initiatives. "It's an incredible opportunity to interface directly with those who have the potential to enhance quality of life for those living on a gluten-free diet."
The National Restaurant Association's annual "What's Hot" Top 20 Trends for 2010 list gluten-free 9th among the top food industry developments for the coming year. Market research reports forecast double-digit growth in the gluten-free sector, which is expected to reach $2.6 billion by 2012.
Demand stems largely from the growing number of Americans diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten intolerance, which estimates suggest affect about 1 in every 100 individuals, who must adopt a life long gluten-free diet as their condition's only treatment.
The Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion at the 2010 NRA Show will provide comprehensive and customized gluten-free initiative assistance that covers menu investigation, ingredient and prepared food sourcing, safety and testing, staff training, taste testing, distribution and packaging.
Featuring knowledgeable industry experts including pioneers and entrepreneurs, chefs and foodies, dietitians and scientists; the Gluten-free Pavilion can fulfill total gluten-free solutions considering a wide range of cuisines, price points, preparation and storage needs, corporate identities and marketing strategies.
"No company should ever have to compromise quality in order to offer gluten-free options. Our partners are safe and tasty!" said Baker.
To get acquainted with this industry phenomenon and learn how gluten-free can improve your bottom line, visit the Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion (Booth #6436). NFCA will be offering a 25% discount on their gluten-free training and consulting services to businesses that sign up at the Show.
Information about the upcoming NRA Show Gluten-Free Showcase Pavilion and featured exhibitors can also be found on the upcoming events section of NFCA's website.
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About National Foundation for Celiac Awareness
The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness of celiac in order to gain prompt and accurate diagnosis for those suffering, support the health and wellbeing of those with the disease, and facilitate research that will better understand the disorder. Visit www.celiaccentral.org for information.
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