Looking for new ideas and ways to drive business results?
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 23 - 25, 2017 | 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.
Trending in retail
Convenience Trend Fuels Ready-to-Eat Popcorn Sales Surge
February 10, 2017Snacks overall solid performance is driven by steady performers, such as crackers, dried meat snacks, salty snacks and cookies, but a few segments are truly popping out as shopper favorites. These include rice and popcorn cakes, that saw 4.4 percent dollar growth and 4.8 percent volume growth over the 52 weeks ending October 2, 2016, according to data insights firm IRI. But even more so, it is ready-to-eat popcorn and caramel corn that are stealing the show, with dollars up 17.7 percent and volume growth of 14.6 percent.
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Data-driven Sessions before & during the show
Sweets & Snacks Expo offers buyer-specific educational tracks
NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo’s educational lineup will offer specialized candy, snack, specialty and first-timer educational tracks which provide attendees with a streamlined approach to their knowledge-building planning.
Learn more about the educational opportunities at the 2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo.
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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”