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Greek Fancy Foods Shine in NY

The Greek presence was the most impressive and dynamic ever at the Fancy Food Show,

North America’s largest specialty food and beverage event that was held this week at the

Javits Center in New York. Clockwise from top left: The Krinos booth was jammed with

people sampling olive oil, cheeses, juices, and other products; Steve Kontos, who told TNH

the show was very good and that guests showed great interest in the Greek products, and his

daughter Demi greeted guests at their family’s display; Optima Foods, founded by Kostas

Mastoras, featured two new products: Tuvunu (mountain) Tea and Yoriginal Greek Frozen

Yogurt; FAGE USA Dairy Industry, Inc. Other participating companies included Greektopia,

founded by Dr. Olga Alexakos, Loumidis Foods, and Anastasia Confections. Alexakos, who

was raised in an agricultural family, said her company sells gourmet quality Greek products

in amounts convenient for consumers.

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