Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 kickstarts summer with show of strength

Even a pandemic can’t stop the Expo from setting up shop. Last year, it was one of only a few trade shows to take place in North America, albeit in much-reduced circumstances and in a different city (Indianapolis). With 2022 marking the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s 25th​anniversary, it came back to its spiritual home in … Read more

Barry Callebaut debuts dairy-free organic chocolate for US at Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022

The Group is amplifying its entire, wide-ranging plant-based solution range, Plant Craft, sending a strong signal to the industry and its customers of Barry Callebaut’s commitment to having the most versatile and broad range of solutions to meet consumer needs. Dairy-free organic chocolate and the entire Plant Craft portfolio caters to the growing demand for … Read more

Hershey uses Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 to share insights on value of retail space

The US confectionery giant dominated this year’s Expo with a two-storey trade show booth design in the main hall, covering 6,120 square feet and including a popular coffee station, food service kitchen, numerous sampling stations and networking spaces. In a recent study with Retail Dive, Hershey explored the needs of retailers, revealing key insights from … Read more

Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 returns to Chicago for its 25th birthday party

Chris Gindlesperger, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications at the National Confectioners Association (NCA) said attendance was almost back to 2019 levels when the expo was last held in Chicago. It missed a year in 2020 and then was held in a reduced capacity format in Indiana in 2021 because of the Covid-19 … Read more

Sweets & Snacks Expo announces full education programme for confectionery sector

The show’s new industry education programming will include industry-specific education sessions to give attendees the opportunity to learn from experts, thought-provoking industry panels and confectionery and snack leaders tackling critical issues like supply-chain disruption, revolutionary confectionery and snack product innovation, social media’s influence on purchasing habits and post-pandemic shopping trends. “The education sessions offered at … Read more

NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo to leave its Chicago home in 2023

The National Confectioners Association (NCA), the trade fair’s organisers, announced the news from Miami at this week’s State of the Industry Conference. Beginning in 2024, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will cycle through a rotation of two years at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, followed by one year at the Las Vegas Convention Center … Read more