Leveraging Product Innovation to Build a Brand

In a moderated panel discussion, three entrepreneurs from successful confectionery and snack brands come together to discuss how they leveraged product innovation to carve a successful niche for themselves in the crowded retail space.

A Closer Look at the Specialty Channel

The specialty channel saw immense disruption during the pandemic. This session will feature industry thought leaders in the specialty channel discussing lessons learned during the past two years and looking ahead into the future challenges and opportunities for the confectionery and snacks categories in this channel.

State of Treating

This session presents the National Confectioners Association’s signature State of Treating research to give attendees a deeper understanding of the how, the what and the why behind candy’s success story. This report combines consumer research with the latest retail data to pinpoint continued pockets of growth for 2022.  

State of Snacking

This session provides the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s perennial view of the macro-snacking universe and occasions from a shopper, consumer and retailer perspective. IRI will share insights on what is fueling growth categories, present ideas to turn declining categories around and find additional opportunities as consumers continue to settle into their new patterns of shopping and consumption.