Sally Lyons-Wyatt, Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, IRI
This session provides the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s perennial view of the snack category from a shopper, consumer and retailer perspective.
Caroline Bader, Vice President of Category Management, Ferrara Candy Company
This session explores macro-shopping trends and shares Ferrara’s research on shopper conversion in the cookie aisle, including new research on shelving principles for cookies.
Jared Koerten, Head of Packaged Food at Euromonitor International
This session will provide extensive insight into the global landscape for product claims in snacks, including a vantage point into prominent marketing claims for snacks across clean, ethical and dietary labels.
This session explores new occasions and moments, both everyday and seasonal, that are driving treating and snacking.
Marcia Mogelonsky, Director of Insight, Mintel Food and Drink
This session, grounded in the latest research by industry leader Mintel, examines four proven "emotional need states" that confectionery manufacturers should consider when marketing their products to help them reach shoppers looking to support their emotional wellbeing.
Anne-Marie Roerink, Principal, 210 Analytics, LLC
This session provides the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s perennial view of the candy category from shopper, consumer and retailer perspectives. Attendees will preview NCA's latest signature research, which will debut for the first time to Sweets & Snacks Expo attendees during this session.
Michael Sansolo, Author & Columnist, Morning News Beat
Back again for another season, this highly-engaging Shark Tank-style pitch session offers two companies the opportunity to present their product innovations to a panel of retail category decision makers.
Darren Seifer, Food and Beverage Industry Analyst, The NPD Group
Using the NPD Group’s proprietary modeling techniques, this session will analyze America’s generations, their penchant for candy and snacks and the underlying motivations that drive their consumption.
Melissa Tisoncik, R&D Director, Blommer Chocolate
This session will review new ingredient technologies, including methods for adding functional benefits to a product, reducing ingredients in a product and replacing mainstream ingredients.