Research and insights are the keys to not just getting inspired, but also starting to turn plans into purpose and goals into action. At the Sweets & Snacks Expo, you’ll hear from leading category specialists delivering the latest insights on the industry performance, trends and consumer behavior that will help you attract shoppers and win sales.
Expo education focuses on four crucial elements savvy candy and snack buyers should understand in order to meet changing consumer needs. Jump to full schedule >
From taxis to taxes, traditional business models have been revolutionized by technology, innovation and new consumer behaviors. This track explores what’s next for the confectionery industry, including hot button topics like cannabis and checkout-less shopping as well as the outlook and regulatory status of these new burgeoning categories.
Collaboration is critical to our industry’s continued success. As the confectionery and snack categories rapidly change and evolve, providing opportunities for industry engagement and growth will ensure that our industry’s talent continues to thrive. This track highlights contemporary best practices, cutting-edge thought leadership and proven paths for creating success for your business.
Consumer & Shopper Trends
Shoppers have more choices than ever before. They balance existing retailer and product preferences with emotional, dietary and functional needs to navigate an increasingly complex and customizable shopper experience. This track explores the habits of these evolving shoppers and gives insight into how to win them in the checkout aisle, online, and wherever else they shop.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is a hub for growth and innovation. New products, packaging, and merchandising methods line the show’s floor, waiting to be discovered and implemented. This track provides a roadmap to new categories, growth opportunities and product innovations.