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Innovation happens throughout the confectionery and snack industries, but the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the birthplace of countless industry-shaping trends and rising consumer favorites and brings the industries’ innovation all together in one place.
1. Uncover new product innovation and get early access to the next wave of candy and snack startups and entrepreneurs.
Innovation Avenue is a portion of the show floor dedicated to innovative businesses that have been in operation for less than two years. Innovation Avenue serves as an incubator for the trend-making new products that will shape the market in the months and years following the show.
2. Find out which products and trends promise to be the next category disruptors.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo Business Disruption education track and special Eye Opener sessions are designed to pinpoint the hot-button trends in confectionery and snacks that are on everyone’s minds like COVID-19, cannabis, social responsibility and more.
3. Discover merchandising techniques and in-store activations that will transform shoppers’ retail experience.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Destination Retail is where you’ll find the future of candy and snack merchandising. Unlock new seasonal opportunities, including new seasonal and everyday occasions and celebrations on the rise, and discover new merchandising strategies and best practices for retail displays.
4. Meet with global candy and snack makers and category thought leaders introducing the products and trends that are taking over the world.
Sweets & Snacks hosts pavilions from countries like Chile, Mexico and France. See how candy and snack makers are taking local ingredients and flavors and creating new and exciting products, brand new to the U.S. market.