In The Press

Attendance at Editor Showcase puts your brand on the fast track to getting noticed by the right kind of media, and ultimately seeing your brand's name in print...or online...or on the news.

Here are some examples of coverage our past brands have received as a result of participating at one of our Editor Showcase events:

"Campus Essentials. Fashion That Shows Your Spirit…."
July 30, 2016

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"Good Health Unveils New Lines Including Brand's First Tortilla Chips"
June 16, 2016

Vegetable-based snacks brand Good Health is rolling out three new products in the US this summer - including its first tortilla chips. Unveiled at the Snack Attack event in New York this month, the new line-up comprises Veggie Pretzels, Gluten-free Pretzels and Organic Black Bean & Rice Tortilla Chips and Himalayan Salt. All the producs - which launch in August - contain nutrients from the brand's proprietary 'Veggie Blend' of spinach, broccoli, carrot, tomato, beet and shittake mushroom. They are also certified gluten-free, Non-GMO Project Verified.....

"Snack Preview: The Best of What's Coming To Grocerie Aisles"
June 9, 2016

Take a bite out of this! From salty to sweet, nutritious to indulgent, we tried all the new things coming to grocery shelves at Snack Attack, a tasting preview held in NYC this week.

The big takeaways: Household brands, including Horizon, Stacy’s Pita Chips, and Entenmann’s, have new flavors and nutrients to add to their empires. But craft and artisan snacks got their own spotlight for the first time at the event, mirroring a rising trend of fancier snacking. Here are our top picks of them all. .....

"What's Hot at Snack Attack 2016"
June 9, 2016

Seasonal flavors, premium and free-form health trends continue to dominate the snack industry, according to the latest annual Snack Attack showcase hosted in New York City. The 16 brands who presented at the Editor Showcase event displayed their newest innovations, including Chobani's new dip line, Crunchmaster's gluten-free sweet potato chips cooked in sunflower oil, and Mondelez's new Honey Maid dippers. Other companies entered brand new territories, with Good Health showcasing its first organic black bean and rice tortilla chips and Dairy company Horizon displaying its cracker line.....

"What's Hot at Snack Attack 2016"
June 9, 2016

Seasonal flavors, premium and free-form health trends continue to dominate the snack industry, according to the latest annual Snack Attack showcase hosted in New York City. The 16 brands who presented at the Editor Showcase event displayed their newest innovations, including Chobani's new dip line, Crunchmaster's gluten-free sweet potato chips cooked in sunflower oil, and Mondelez's new Honey Maid dippers. Other companies entered brand new territories, with Good Health showcasing its first organic black bean and rice tortilla chips and Dairy company Horizon displaying its cracker line.....

"Seasonally Sweet: Wonderful Halos Mandarins"
My Life On & Off The Guest List
March 21, 2016

The spring season is finally upon us, even though Mother Nature gifted us with snow and low temperatures on the first day of Spring. Thankfully the temperatures will rise again because we are so very ready for the season of warmer days, blossoming flowers, and delicious citrus flavors…especially the citrus flavors. Over the past few weeks, we’ve found ourselves becoming addicted to the sweet, seedless, and super easy to peel Wonderful Halos Mandarins. These all natural, non-GMO, California mandarins are not only the perfect snack, they’re wonderfully delicious in recipes. Of course, just because they are the right size for kids’ hands doesn’t mean we adults can’t enjoy them (like we’ve been doing).....

"Favorite Products from Editor Showcase Health and Nutrition 2016!"
The Worleygig
March 21, 2016

It’s been a few weeks now since we attended the fantastic Editor Showcase Health and Nutrition event at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square — our first big food show coverage of the year! Health and Nutrition was all about showcasing brands that not only exemplify healthy eating and personal care, but also bring fun and convenience to the table. From fresh fruit and supplements to baking mixes and beverages, let’s check out some of our favorite brands and new products!....

"NEW: Eats, Treats Sips-Healthier Trends Part 2"
Lyra Mag
March 18, 2016

We live in a snack attack country---on the go nibbles between meals-or worthy substitutes replacing sit-down meals -especially for the half of Americans that live alone...convenient and portable for a nation on the go.....

"Healthy Snacks Your Kids Will Love"
Big City Moms
March 17, 2016

Invite to a snack showcase? I'm there! Since I have to send my daughter to school with two snacks a day, I am always on the hunt for the healthiest snacks around. I have requirements as well - they can't have any food "nasties" meaning no high fructose corn syrup and partially hydrogenated oils. I also look for snacks low in sugar and that would be beneficial to her daily routine (ie. when veggies are snuck in). See below for my top picks and I even found some new products for myself!.....

"Healthier Habits-New Trends = Eats, Treats, Sips Functional Ingredients-Editor Showcase Highlights, NYC"
Lyra Mag
March 16, 2016

Americans are eating differently ---out with the heavy carb loaded-chemically loaded foods of years past-a little late imo given our increasingly screen focused-non manual labor way of life.

Functional ingredients, transparency where the products were sourced/made, food safety, and better snacks-convenience foods, portion control and beneficial drinks/supplements...just some of the highlights in a focused Editor Showcase on Health and Nutrition......

"National Potato Chip Day with Boulder Canyon"
My Life On & Off The Guest List
March 14, 2016

Today we honor one of, if not, THE best tasting snack of all time, potato chips. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, today is National Potato Chip Day and we’re celebrating by highlighting (and devouring) our favorite potato chips, Boulder Canyon Potato Chips. If you’re not familiar with the brand, they make the best tasting, all natural, gluten-free potato chips (and most recently popcorn), using real food ingredients, and cooking them in small batches using only premium oils such as sunflower, safflower, avocado, coconut, and olive oils. Are you ready to celebrate National Potato Chip Day with Boulder Canyon?.....

"Editor Showcase Event #healthandnutrition"
Groovin' Moms
February 29, 2016

From gluten-free foods, vitamin supplements, and diet trends to sugar-free candy, protein bars and the latest of healthy foods and snacks, the Health & Nutrition Showcase is open to a variety of brands, products and services in the health, fitness, wellness and nutrition industries aimed at helping us meet our health goals....

"The Editor's Showcase Hits The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show"
Lux Life NYC
July 8, 2015

It's no secret that I'm a foodie and when the Fancy Food Show comes to New York's Javits Center the last Sunday in June (for a total of a three-day stint), I'm the first in line to "nosh around the clock" and check out both the old classics and newbie food items on exhibit. I always have to go press the flesh with my two fave exhibitors--Rao's Specialty Foods and Bongiovi Sauces. John Bongiovi (yes, he is Jon Bon Jovi's dad) has three killer sauces but the Garden sauce is my fave. The man's a charmer and you can see where Jon Bon got his good looks from!...

"The Editor's Showcase Hits The 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show"
A-List Diet & Fitness
July 4, 2015

The recent 2015 Summer Fancy Food Show was quite a whirlwind. Touted as the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty foods and beverages in North America, this the inaugural presentation by The Editor's Showcase was held at Jacob Javitz Center in New York City on June 28-30.

The Editor's Showcase displayed wares from superstar brands. Dave's Gourmet, actually had Dave Hirschkopf himself manning the booth and Brownie Brittle had its Founder Sheila Mains generously sharing samples. There were also newer burgeoning brands like Vermont Signature Sauces and Just Hemp...

"Snack Attack or the Invasion of the Waistline Expanders"
Huffington Post
June 22, 2015

So this past Wednesday at the Marriott Marquis, New York was already being taken over by companies who couldn't wait to start showcasing their hopefully scrumptious edibles. Yes, 28 enterprises, under the guidance of Fast Forward Events, previewed their notably finger-licking goodies at Snack Attack, a wingding of sorts that showcased "the latest sweet, salty, and indulgent snacks, along with to-go convenience foods and beverages for adults and children alike."...

"#SNACKATTACK Part #2: Editor Showcase New Snacks 2015"
June 22, 2015

SNACK TRENDS develop with the times-just like every other consumer industry. Similar to products written up in Part One... new takes on the classics-so-to-speak...single serve sizes..and Made in the USA -a few dominant themes.

"#EDITORSHOWCASE #SNACKATTACK-What's New For Snacks 2015 Part 1"
June 22, 2015

We live in a SNACK nation---whether it's because noshers feel mini- meals, several times a day are more healthy, are too lazy/don't like to and/or are too busy to cook (like every other urban dweller we know), need help with the portion control...

"The 13 Best New Snacks You'll Be Boredom-Eating in 2015"
June 22, 2015

Imagine the contents of the world's largest vending machine upended into a windowless midtown Manhattan conference room and you have Snack Attack, the media's big night to sample the best and brightest new foods that you'll be boredom-eating in 2015.

A couple of dozen exhibition tables line two sides of the meeting room, staffed by bright-eyed, golf-shirted publicists armed with product samples, coupons, and handouts. Journalists like me amble around shouldering giant tote bags, comparing the merits of roasted chickpeas and chickpea chips, sampling from a limitless buffet of snack bars, dips, lactose-free ice cream, and turkey & gravy-flavored potato chips (more on those later). It's like being on a cruise ship, with slightly less motion sickness....

"Editor Showcase: Eat This Hot New Products 2015"
April 26, 2015

This year food bloggers and journalists gathered at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square to celebrate the first Editor Showcase event of the year. This year the theme of the show was Eat This! Hot New Products, it was a surprise and pleasure to see such a variety of fresh foods and produce mixed in with the yogurt, chips and gluten-free products that are the staples of most food shows...

"Editor Showcase: Eat This New Products for Spring 2015"
April 22, 2015

Hot New Products: we want to know all about them, and when those new items come from a brand whose products we already love, we can’t wait to try them! The promise of being introduced to, and l tasting, delicious new, limited edition and seasonal items from trusted favorites like Tombstone, Pom and Uncle Ben’s — as well as some trending brands that were new to us — brought the food writers and bloggers to the Marriott Marquis on April 6th for Editor Showcase Eat This Event...

"Editor Showcase Presents: Eat This! Hot New Products"
April 2015

Editor Showcase Presents: Eat This! Hot New Products Salt for Life food display at The Editor Showcase Presents: Eat This! Hot New Products at Marriott Marquis Times Square on April 6, 2015 in New York City...

"Eat This! Hot New Products"
April 2015

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"NY Auto Show, Eat This!, Texas and Bonobos at The Ludlow Hotel"
April 8, 2015

Eat This! at the Marriott Marquis hosted some of the tastiest vendors around: Justin's Organic peanut butter cups, Tombstone Pizza, Sea Cuisine, Saffron Road, Hot Pockets, Bon Appetit, Thomas', Celestial Chips, Uncle Ben's and lots of other delicious brands. Eat This also welcomed many editors at the showcase to be the first to sample brands hitting the shelves later this year...

October 8, 2014

Editor Showcase held an event recently in which cooking and entertainment companies highlighted their new products. Companies there included Bahlsen, Ninja Kitchen, Juicepresso, and Sara Lee...

"Editor Showcase Presents: Snack Attack!"
August 8, 2014

Here at The Gig, we are all about healthy snacking, and last month’s Editor Showcase Snack Attack event (held at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square) introduced us to so many delicious new products and reacquainted us with a few old favorites. Let’s take a look at some of the tempting treats that ended up in our samples bag!!....

"Snack Attack! What’s New and Delicious in Snacking"
July 21, 2014

Last week, snack enthusiasts were invited to check out delicious snacks. We got to taste new snacks from reputable brands launching new products, and also heard of some new up-and-coming brands developing new things. Check ‘em out!....

"En Lugar De Potato Chips"
El Diario/La Prensa
July 23, 2014

NY’s largest Hispanic newspaper featured Pretzel Chips, Ocean’s Halo, Past Chips and Crunchmaster in a round-up column focused on chips alternatives. For non-Spanish readers: all of the reviews are glowing, list out various flavor offerings, highlight healthier-for-you benefits and include SRP and websites.

"Chips – Not A Potato In Sight"
July 21, 2014

Americans love potato chips. They are our number one snack choice and we eat more than 1.2 billion pounds of chips each year. There is even a National Potato Chip Day, celebrated yearly in March. It is no wonder that companies want to jump on the chip band wagon. I recently had the opportunity to taste some new chips, but not one of the varieties I tried was made from potatoes. See what you think.

"Editor Showcase: Snack Attack Featured on Fox 5 News in New York City"
July 14, 2014

Editor Showcase: Snack Attack was featured on Fox 5 News in New York City. The segment put a spotlight on brands such as Napsi-Certified Maple Water, Ocean's Halo and Boulder Canyon Authentic Foods.

With 20 brands participating with products and services, members of the media were able to get a sneak preview of the newest, best items hitting the market this year....

"Eat This Hot New Products Press Preview at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square"
April 10, 2014

Earlier this week, The Editor Showcase at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square hosted the EAT THIS! Hot, New Products event.

With 20 brands participating with products and services, members of the media were able to get a sneak preview of the newest, best items hitting the market this year.... Read More...

"Fitbie Find: NatureBox"
March 18, 2014

Show me a person who claims they don't like to snack, and I'll think you're 100 percent crazy. In my day-to-day, I think it's essentially impossible for me not to look forward to my mid-afternoon snack. Which is why when I first heard of NatureBox over a year ago, I was immediately hooked... Read More...

"Health & Nutrition Editor Showcase: An Insightful Look at Leading Brands"
March 2, 2014

A few weeks ago Supermarket News hosted an Editor Showcase on Health and Nutrition at the Marriott Marquis in Times Square. Brands included Dannon, NatureBox, Triscuit, Lifeway Kefir, Eggland’s Best, Sartori...Read More...

"7 Snacks for the Ultimate Summer Road Trip"
Good Morning America Online
July 31, 2013

It's summertime and that means American are hitting the road for weekend getaways in droves. No road trip is complete without snacks, but that doesn't mean you have to rely on fast-food and convenience-store fare and stock up on tasty snacks before you go. Read More...

"Win This Egg Lover’s Prize Pack!"
Food Network
March 20, 2013

Eggs are more than just a breakfast staple and Easter must-have: These protein-packed bites also contain vitamins A, D, E, potassium, calcium and iron. Whether you like them hard-boiled, soft-cooked or want to make dyeing them a family affair, Eggland’s Best wants to give you a free carton to try (plus a few extras).Read More...

"Rise of the Alterna-Chips: Getting Crispy With Eggs, Soy Beans, and More"
Bloomberg Businessweek
June 21, 2013

While potato and corn remain towering giants in the grocery-store chip aisle, shoppers seeking a different kind of crunch will find more than just SunChips to choose from these day. Read More...

"14 Amazing Gadgets Every Kitchen Needs"
November 2012

Healthy eating starts in the kitchen. But when it's the most boring room in the house, who ever feels like cooking? We sure don't. Thankfully, that's what kitchen gadgets are for. We found 14 of the most useful, fun, and health-promoting tools on the market. Read More...

"Lunch Box Winners"
February 10, 2011

Preparing lunch for your kids can be a hassle with one OCDing for PBJ 5 days a week and picky Priscilla who wants everything red on one day and green the next (with the crusts cut off and sandwiches in triangle shapes). Read More...

"Veggies Are Finally Where It's @"
MediaPost News: Marketing Daily
February 11, 2011

You had to admire the marketing genius behind George Ball declaring 2011 "The Year of the Vegetable" in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece last month. Ball is, after all, chairman of W. Atlee Burpee Co., purveyors of fine seeds and plants. Read More...

"The Freezed-Dried Process Comes Out Of The Ice Box"
MediaPost News: Marketing Daily
February 17, 2011

I'm told "Mid Century" furnishings are back. Or is that over already? Why not, then, freeze-dried foods? Read More...

"Creating An Active Culture For A Healthy Product"
MediaPost News: Marketing Daily
February 22, 2011

I'll always be a sucker for an old-fashioned American Dream success story. In the case of Lifeway Kefir, I get the feeling that the chapters yet to be written will be as exciting as the ones already in the book are inspiring. Read More...

"Halfpops: A Crunchy Popcorn Delight"
The Nibble: The Magazine About Specialty Foods
September 6, 2011

If you grew up loving CornNuts,* as we did, take note: The gourmet version has arrived. Some people dig through the popcorn bowl to find those crunchy, half-popped kernels that taste even better than the fully popped corn. Read More...

Press Releases

03/13/17 - Fast Forward Launches 2017 Editor Showcase Series
Exclusive Brand-to-Press Networking Event Features Fan-Favorites and New Total Wellness Showcases

6/17/16 - Updated: Fast Forward Event Productions Launches New Hot Holiday Gift Guide Showcase

4/6/16 - Fast Forward Event Productions Launches New Hot Holiday Gift Guide Showcase

4/4/16 - Fast Forward Event Productions Hosts Annual Editor and Brand-Favorite Snack Attack Showcase

1/21/16 - Fast Forward Event Productions Announces 2016 Editor Showcase Schedule Featuring Two New Themes

1/12/16 - Fast Forward Event Productions Announces First Editor Showcase Theme of 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Editor Showcase?

Editor Showcase is a private brand-to-press networking event series that gives you valuable face time with influential members of your market's print and broadcast media. Each Editor Showcase is designed to be intimate, so you get the most face time as possible.

Who attends Editor Showcase?

Not just any media, but the right media in your market category, are invited to attend, getting you one step closer to building relationships with members of the press who are most influential to the kind of coverage you need and want.

Who Exhibits at Editor Showcase?

Exhibitors at Editor Showcases include brand managers, marketers and in-house or PR agency representatives.

Do you have a host hotel?

We do! Each Showcase has its own host hotel. Please take a look at the event set-up instructions to view details on hotel rates for your showcase.

What is the cost to participate?

Exhibit space varies for each Showcase. Ask us about our Multi-brand Incentive and an early registration discount. As an exhibitor, you receive a six-foot table for product display and sampling, three representative passes and six drink tickets.

Can I attend if I'm not exhibiting?

Yes, we do have a level for business professionals to attend the Showcase without exhibiting. The fee to attend is $600 and gives you two networking passes and four drink tickets. To register, please visit the Forms section on the Web site.


Don't Just Take Our Word For It! Our Events Have A Positive Impact On The Brands And Media Who Participate. Take a look at some of our recent praise:

"The Editor Showcase events are a great forum for meaningful interaction with the writers and editors that cover our products.  The events are well organized and well run; we find them to be a valuable part of our marketing program."
- Kari Volyn, Vice President, Nielsen

“It’s a great opportunity to meet with a lot of editors that you might not be able to get an appointment with in a day or two media blitz. You can talk to them here, make the contacts, and I just think it’s very efficient.”
- Pam Becker, Brand General Manager, General Mills

"I've gone to several of your events and I'm always impressed. The team always executes interesting and memorable editor events that I look forward to attending."
- Tina Langley, Accessories Editor, Seventeen

"I am really impressed with (Editor Showcase) because there are quite a few products here that I had not known about and they actually were perfect for stories I was writing now.   Everything under one roof is fantastic."
- Regina Ragone, Food Director, Family Circle Magazine

"Each event seems to top itself!  I am constantly impressed with the results we receive and the exposure gained by our brands.  Keep up the great work!"
- Pascal Courtin, Brand Manager, Tommy Bahama Rum

“It costs a small amount of money to come here and meet with a ton of editors in a short period of time. We saw the value in that and wanted to come back and do it again.”
- Taryn Antigone, Porter Novelli, representing Bel Brands USA (Participated in two different Showcases)

"Every small business with a consumable product needs an ally like the Editor Showcase.  What transpires in a mere couple of hours nets great return in developing relationships with key members of the media and in making connections with brands befitting your product's profile. Cooking and entertaining with Editor Showcase guarantees one has the VIPs present and accounted for at the table!"
- Charmane Skillen, Founder/CEO, s.a.l.t. sisters

Brand Downloads

2017 Snack Attack Set Up Guide
2017 Snack Attack Shipping Label
Marriott AV Order Form
Marriott Electrical Order Form
Marriott Internet Order Form

If you are interested in participating in any of the Showcases, please contact us at:
619-312-1212 or email

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