Get more done with expanded show hours.
The show floor and our education continue to grow! To help our attendees take advantage of everything Sweets & Snacks has to offer, we have extended show hours on Day 1 (Wednesday, June 23) and Day 2 (Thursday, June 24). The show floor will now be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on those days.
We’re welcoming other businesses to the Sweets & Snacks community!
Concessions, alternative retail and foodservice are using exciting innovations in candy and snacks to inspire their business. Find out if your concessions, alternative retail and foodservice business qualifies for the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo!
On Tuesday, June 22, the evening before the opening of the show floor, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will begin with the introduction of two new and exciting events:
Sweets & Snacks’ Supplier Showcase
For years, suppliers have attended the Expo to support their manufacturing customers, but often have to compete with manufacturers’ own customers for their time. This one-day event gives suppliers and manufacturers the perfect opportunity to make important connections before the show begins.
2021 Most Innovative New Product Awards (MINPA) & Keynote
Join the industry for the unveiling of the winners of 2021 Most Innovative New Product Awards during a brief keynote address, which will focus on inspiring innovation in the confectionery and snack industries.
Bigger and Better
The Next Evolution of Destination Retail
Destination Retail, the show’s merchandising innovation and retail experience center, is quickly becoming one of the show’s can’t-miss features. This year, you’ll see the latest in retail technologies, seasonal strategies and up-and-coming trends that will define shoppers’ experiences in 2021 and beyond.
An Even Bigger Specialty Market
The Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Specialty Market hosts some of the greatest specialty/premium candy and snack makers you can find in North America. You’ll see the latest in alternative and gourmet candy and snacks, including organic, gluten-free and better-for-you products.
Double the Innovation on Innovation Avenue
Innovation Avenue is where you’ll find emerging startups and entrepreneurs in the candy and snack industries, and this year’s Innovation Avenue has doubled in size, featuring more up-and-coming businesses than ever before. Stop by Innovation Avenue to get early access to innovative products and companies before they become widely known.
The Featured Products Showcase Meets MINPA
Nostalgia, innovation, tried-and-true favorites and cutting-edge products are all represented at the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Featured Products Showcase, which for the first time will showcase all Most Innovative Product Awards nominees alongside featured products selected by exhibitors. With the new addition of the MINPA nominees, the Featured Products Showcase will allow you to easily browse the very best the show’s exhibitors have to offer.