Trends & Innovation Stage

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May 2024

Unpacking the Future of Confectionery and Snacks Amidst Consumer Shifts

During a period of rising prices and reduced volumes, shopper behavior is changing. To maximize growth, industry leaders need to understand consumer preferences – from shifting taste and dietary trends to changing consumption occasions. In this presentation, we will analyze consumer behavior, including how consumers are increasingly looking to out-of-home to satisfy their cravings, and how brands can adapt and grow.  ...
May 14
12:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

The Future of Retail 

As the retail industry digests all the disruptions of recent years driven by technology, the pandemic, and shifting consumer behavior, changes abound that smart brands are adapting to in real-time. The discussion will encompass topics such as channel transitions, shifts among generations, and other relevant subjects.  ...
May 14
1:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

5×5: Confections

5x5 is a wildly popular session showcasing product innovation in the confectionery category. Five confectionery companies from Startup Street and new exhibitors to Sweets & Snacks Expo will present their innovative new products to a panel of retailers that will provide instant feedback on the new products and share their tips for success in launching a new product. ...
May 14
2:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

Flavor Trends in Snacking

Discover insights from FlavorSum proprietary research that highlights top need states for snacking and the formats and flavors that fit with different snacking occasions.   ...
May 14
3:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

Five Global Sweets and Snacks Trends to Watch

Where in the world should confectionery and snack manufacturers be looking for inspiration? Get five key international trends in treating and snacking that have the potential to break through in the U.S. and Americas markets. ...
May 15
11:00 am
Trends & Innovation Stage

Road to Revival: The Stuckey’s Comeback Story (With Lessons for You!)

Everyone loves comeback stories. Founded 1937 by W.S. Stuckey, Sr., Stuckey’s grew to more than 350 stores nationwide during the 1970s. Decades later, it declined to near obscurity. Today, Stuckey’s is coming back, with sales rocketing from $2 million to $14 million in just a few years. Learn how the brand was revived and discover practical applications for your own business. ...
May 15
12:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

Flavor Trends in Confections

What’s new and what’s next in the world of confectionery flavors? Discover the latest trends in flavors for chocolate, candy, gum, and mints, and see how consumers shape these trends. ...
May 15
1:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

5×5: Snacks

5x5 is a wildly popular session showcasing product innovation in the snack category. Five snack companies from Startup Street and new exhibitors to Sweets & Snacks Expo will present their innovative new products to a panel of retailers that will provide instant feedback on the new products and share their tips for success in launching a new product. ...
May 15
2:00 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

Decadent Trends: Mastering Chocolate with Blommer

Discover the delightful versatility of chocolate in this engaging demonstration and see how you can use various chocolate formats to align with the latest culinary trends. This session is a blend of practical tips and creative inspiration, perfect for elevating ingredients with the appeal of chocolate.  ...
May 15
3:30 pm
Trends & Innovation Stage

State of Non-Chocolate Confections – ICYMI

This session dives into the non-chocolate confectionery category, one of the fastest growing segments in the industry. Get an in-depth analysis of the key product groups, consumer trends, flavors and formats, demographic shifts and performance across various retail channels.   ...
May 16
10:00 am
Trends & Innovation Stage

Flavor Trends in Confections – ICYMI

What’s new and what’s next in the world of confectionery flavors? Discover the latest trends in flavors for chocolate, candy, gum, and mints, and see how consumers shape these trends. ...
May 16
11:00 am
Trends & Innovation Stage
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