The Panel nominates five items in each of the nine segments.
- non chocolate
- gum & Mints
- novelty/licensed (candy & snacks)
- gourmet/premium (candy & snacks)
- seasonal (candy & snacks)
- salty snacks
- sweet snacks
- savory snacks
All products are judged based upon the four weighted criteria:
- Taste – 30 points
- Innovation – 40 points
- Packaging – 15 point
- Saleability – 10 points
The Awards will be extensively promoted in pre-show marketing, on the Expo App and website and in a post-show press release.
The panel-selected product nominees will be displayed in the Most Innovative New Product Awards showcase located within the New Product Showcase just outside the show entrance.
Look for the awards nomination trophy in exhibitors’ booths at the show – that is your compass to finding “panel-selected” products!