Looking for what’s next in candy and snacks?
Put yourself in the center of the
whole treating and snacking world.
With access to the most candy & snack people and products, you’ll gain a real competitive edge and grow your business.
May 22 – 24, 2018 | McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA
Connect with large multinational firms down to boutique, gourmet start-up manufacturers
Pre-qualified candy & snack professionals visit each year from nearly 90 countries
Data-driven learning sessions
Focusing on trends, retail technology, shopper engagement and state of the market for candy, snack and specialty segments
Your center is here.
Discover more new innovations, items, solutions and trends at
the Sweets & Snacks Expo than anywhere else.
New product awards
Top retailers representing 85% of the U.S. buying power taste-test items across nine segments
Two sold-out halls of product innovation and merchandising
Celebrating 20 years of success, the Expo is the must-attend every year destination with access to more candy and snacks than any other event
Gain actionable learnings at more than 17 sessions
Connect with the people, products, companies and
innovations you need to grow your business
Discover best sellers with ease
Insights No Other Show Offers...
Gain actionable insights at the Expo and year round all powered by NCA’s Sweets Insights program.
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March 27, 2017
2016 Confectionery Review - Modest growth calls for mindful strategiesIn the midst of one of the longest deflationary periods, growing top line sales isn’t easy. But some categories continue to perform regardless of the market conditions and candy is one of them. Chocolate and non-chocolate combined grew 2.0 percent — ahead of total store growth of 1.5 percent. Even so, 2016 had some mixed results as well. While dollars grew, units and volume pressure continued. Gum and mints were off and chocolate wasn’t the performer it has been in recent years. 2016 saw quite a number of growth drivers that look to have staying power for 2017 and beyond.
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Data-driven Sessions before & during the show
IBM to present on the shopping future for candy and snack categoriesCandy and snacks retailers have a unique opportunity to leverage technology to innovate every aspect of the consumer shopping experience as everyday devices become more sophisticated. This session will show how retailers from around the world are using their entrepreneurship and imaginations to shape the candy and snack consumer experience though value-added technology.
Learn more about the educational opportunities at the 2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Source taste-tested winning products! Learn about Expo’s product innovation awards
What retailers are saying about the Sweets & Snacks Expo:
I made good contacts and brought actionable ideas home. It was worth my time and the travel.
Value, plain and simple. Seeing products and new inovations to guide me in the direction I need to go with my sweet and salty business. Great networking too.
It great to be able to see all the suppliers for your categories in one location.
“It’s on my calendar as soon as I see the dates for the coming year”
“I liked the specialized conversations [with exhibitors] about what was most relevant to us.”
“Impressed by the sheer volume of companies attending”