As major economic drivers, the confectionery and snack industries are significantly impacting the state of retail
Did you know that the confectionery and snack industries are leading indicators of the strength in the U.S. economy? When analyzing consumer packaged goods categories, new products account for around 3% of sales. However in the confectionery category, that number is doubled to more than 6%, and in the snack category, that number represents almost 5%.
From unique flavor profiles to innovative packaging, new products are key in the continued growth of the confectionery and snack industries. At the Sweets & Snacks Expo you can see the industry in full force as confectionery and snack companies come to unveil their latest products to an audience excited to add depth to their retail offerings.
To find out more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo and its impact on the industry and the economy, visit www.sweetsandsnacks.com.
About the Sweets & Snacks Expo
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s most successful, world-class event. It is unrivaled in new product launches, business building solutions and innovations in merchandising. 18,000 qualified professionals attend with global presence from 90 countries. More than 850 companies displaying more than 4 acres of candy and snack products participate in the Expo. The event is held each May at Chicago’s McCormick Place.
About the National Confectioners Association (NCA)
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the U.S. confectionery industry, NCA helps ensure the public understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more about the economic impact of the confectionery industry at PowerOfSweet.com, and follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.