2023 Valentine’s Day Sales Review – Made Possible by Sweethearts®

Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 1:00 pm ET

Valentine’s Day, traditionally one of the biggest restaurant occasions of the year, has been a powerhouse for retail as life turned home-centric amid the pandemic. Following the total meal dollar, Valentine’s Day candy sales have been strong, with solid engagement across ages, incomes and regions. Where will the 2023 holiday net out between the weekday timing, the normalization of everyday occasions and holiday celebrations, and enormous pressure on income due to 40-year high inflation?  

This Sweet Insights webinar, made possible by Sweethearts®, will review category and channel sales, merchandising, shopper engagement and key takeaways as the industry begins its 2024 planning. 

Join NCA and Anne-Marie Roerink, president at 210 Analytics, to take a closer look at: 

  • Seasonal highlights 
  • Market and shopper review 
  • Sales results 
  • Merchandising performance 

Made possible by:

Sweethearts

Data provided by:

Anne Marie Roerink Principal 210 Analytics
210 Analytics
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC

Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, National Confectioners Association, North American Meat Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors studies in meat, produce, deli prepared, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, confections and other categories.

2022 Annual Sales Review – Made Possible by Blommer Chocolate Company

Thursday, April 13, 2023 | 1:00 pm ET

A tough 2022 marketplace affected categories around the store, with inflation boosting dollar sales but putting pressure on unit and volume sales. The confectionery category has been a notable exception, bucking many trends throughout much of 2022. How did inflation, supply chain disruption and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic change grocery shopping and consumption patterns regarding seasonal and everyday sales? How will the retail landscape look in 2023? NCA will dive deep into the details of the confectionery category’s performance in 2022, provide a marketplace review as well as shopper and sales performance metrics. Attendees will gain insights that could affect future category planning for 2023 and beyond. 

Join NCA and Anne-Marie Roerink, president at 210 Analytics, to take a closer look at: 

  • Market review and shopper engagement 
  • Sales results and drivers 
  • Merchandising performance 
  • 2023 preparation and recommendations 

Made possible by:

Blommer Chocolate Company

Data provided by:

Anne Marie Roerink Principal 210 Analytics
210 Analytics
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC

Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, National Confectioners Association, North American Meat Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors studies in meat, produce, deli prepared, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, confections and other categories.

2023 Easter Sales Review – Made Possible by Peeps Brand®

Tuesday, May 16, 2023 | 1:00 pm ET

Easter was the first of the candy seasons to be disrupted by the pandemic in 2020, but it made a very strong comeback in 2021 and 2022 — setting new records in many performance areas. The 2023 Easter season was one week shorter, emphasizing merchandising and sell through in the final weeks. How did the season fare? How did inflation affect dollars versus volume, and what did consumer engagement look like? The 2023 Easter Sales Review, made possible by Peeps Brand®, will highlight the total seasonal opportunity, Easter chocolate and non-chocolate sales as well as the largest channels of food, drug and mass. 

Join NCA and Anne-Marie Roerink, president at 210 Analytics, to take a closer look at: 

  • Seasonal highlights 
  • Market review and shopper engagement 
  • Sales results and drivers 
  • Merchandising performance 
  • 2023 preparation and recommendations 

Made possible by:

Data provided by:

Anne Marie Roerink Principal 210 Analytics
210 Analytics
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC

Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, National Confectioners Association, North American Meat Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors studies in meat, produce, deli prepared, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, confections and other categories.

2023 Halloween Sales Review

Thursday, December 14, 2023 | 1:00 pm ET

Halloween has grown to become a massive season with wide engagement. The strong 2022 dollar performance creates a difficult path for growth in 2023, with an additional challenge of Halloween falling on a weekday. Was the industry up for the challenge? How will the continued tough economic environment impact the holiday? The 2023 Halloween Sales Review will highlight the confectionery category’s performance and take a deep dive into whether Halloween was a trick or a treat for retailers and candy makers. 

Join NCA and Anne-Marie Roerink, president at 210 Analytics, to take a closer look at: 

  • Seasonal highlights 
  • Market review and shopper engagement 
  • Sales results and drivers 
  • Merchandising performance 
  • 2023 preparation and recommendations 

Data provided by:

Anne Marie Roerink Principal 210 Analytics
210 Analytics
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC

Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, National Confectioners Association, North American Meat Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors studies in meat, produce, deli prepared, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, confections and other categories.

2022 Winter Holidays Sales Review – Made Possible by Cargill®

Thursday, January 26, 2023 | 1:00 pm ET

Inflation has substantially reduced purchasing power for many and is the major undercurrent for today’s shopping and consumption patterns. Yet, consumers are willing to create room in their budget for special celebrations and little treats. Where will the 2022 holiday net out between the normalization of holiday celebrations versus enormous pressure on income due to 40-year high inflation? Join NCA’s Sweet Insights for a review of category and channel sales, merchandising, shopper engagement and key takeaways as the industry begins its 2023 planning. 

Join NCA and Anne-Marie Roerink, president at 210 Analytics, to take a closer look at: 

  • Seasonal highlights 
  • Market and shopper review 
  • Sales results 
  • Merchandising performance 

Made possible by:

Cargill

Data provided by:

Anne Marie Roerink Principal 210 Analytics
210 Analytics
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC

Anne-Marie Roerink is a Principal at 210 Analytics, LLC — providing customized research with a specialty in food retailing for clients such as the Food Marketing Institute, National Grocers Association, National Confectioners Association, North American Meat Institute and many others. Through countless consumer studies, Anne-Marie has developed an excellent perspective on the ever-changing wants and needs of the grocery shopper in a one-size-fits-no-one world. Additionally, Anne-Marie offers a diverse and in-depth view on food retailing strategies, financials and operations. She understands the challenges and opportunities in the food business today as well as the drivers of success tomorrow. Prior to founding 210 Analytics, Anne-Marie was the Head of Research for the Food Marketing Institute. Anne-Marie designs and authors studies in meat, produce, deli prepared, frozen, SmartFood, bakery, confections and other categories.