Specialty food is a high-margin, non-cyclical market segment. Rapid expansion in this category has been fueled by increasing numbers of baby boomers, globalization of the food industry, heightened interest in high-quality ingredients, and increased disposable income devoted to food purchases. Traditional grocery stores now have sections devoted to gourmet foods and imported specialty items from around the world. Best Associates seeks out specific specialty food niches to create value through operational enhancements, product line expansion and increased distribution. The firm has more than 30 years of successful specialty food investment and management experience.