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Sessions for week of June 21, 2021

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Detailed Schedule:

2021: State of the Snacks Industry
June 23 2021 at 8:15 am in Wabash Ballroom

Sally Lyons-Wyatt, Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, IRI
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This session provides the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s perennial view of the snack category from a shopper, consumer and retailer perspective.

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2021: State of Treating
June 24 2021 at 8:15 am in Wabash Ballroom

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

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Indulgence Never Tasted So Sweet: Sugar and Calorie Reduction in Confectionery and Baked Goods
June 24 2021 at 8:15 am in Room 104

Beth Neiman Hacker, Director of Global Market Research, Tate & Lyle;
Lynn Dornblaser, Director of Innovation and Insight, Mintel;
Tara Bosch, Founder & CEO, SmartSweets
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This session dives deep into sugar and calorie reduction trends and opportunities and explores the purchase impact of various claims and labeling. Attendees will also hear from SmartSweets founder Tara Bosch on how SmartSweets, a fast-growing non-chocolate confectionery brand, drove category growth.

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How the CPG Industry Can Prepare for Federal Cannabis Legalization
June 25 2021 at 8:15 am in Wabash Ballroom

Nancy Whiteman, CEO, Wana Brands
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This session offers advice from the CEO of North America’s largest cannabis-infused edibles producer on building a cannabis brand and preparing a company for partnerships with the cannabis industry. Attendees will learn about the challenges in the industry, including licensing and regulations, and the necessary steps to build a cannabis brand when regular marketing channels and strategies are not an option.

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