Celebrating its 25th year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo returns to Chicago to host the premier candy and snack trade show in North America

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Sweets & Snacks Expo announced that registration is open for the 2022 show, taking place May 23-26 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Ill. Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is poised to delight attendees who can anticipate hundreds of the world’s best candy and snack makers displaying their latest innovations, a new spin on education and a reimagined Destination Front End. The show will kick off with the annual Most Innovative New Product Awards, showcasing groundbreaking ideas, concepts and products in the candy and snacks categories.

Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is a can’t-miss event, bringing product innovations, actionable insights and unparalleled access to thousands of confectionery and snack retailers, manufacturers and suppliers. This trade show offers attendees unique opportunities to glean new insights while safely getting back to business in person.

“The Sweets & Snacks Expo serves as the launch pad for innovative new products and industry-shaping trends. There’s no better way to get a taste of the best in candy and snacks than by experiencing it in person,” John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said. “We’re thrilled to celebrate 25 years of success by providing this opportunity for attendees to return to business, get inspired and create valuable connections with the best minds in the industry.”

In addition to the new products and trends that will be unveiled at the Sweets & Snacks Expo, the 2022 show will also offer a robust educational program. The popular Eye-Opener sessions and trend forecast presentations will tackle topics like the future of e-commerce and the disruption of front-end merchandising. The event also features the Sweets & Snacks Supplier Showcase, a marketplace dedicated to helping confectionery and snack suppliers highlight the ingredients, machinery, packaging and other services that help manufacturers address evolving consumer needs and desires.  

The health and safety of the Sweets & Snacks Expo community remain a top priority. Show management will abide by state and local public health COVID-19 requirements and CDC guidance to keep visitors at the show safe. The current protocols include vaccination and/or testing requirements, mask usage and enhanced hygiene protocols. Visit SweetsAndSnacks.com/COVID-19 to learn more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s COVID-19 safety policies. 

To learn more about the Sweets & Snacks Expo and register, please visit SweetsAndSnacks.com.

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About Sweets & Snacks Expo
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the premier event for the confectionery and snack industries. Featuring new product launches, business-building solutions and merchandising innovations, this annual trade show brings together qualified candy and snack retail professionals and company representatives who showcase the latest in candy and snack products. The event is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. Learn more at SweetsAndSnacks.com.

About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates $37.5 billion in retail sales each year. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.