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

‘The growth trajectory of chocolate and candy over the last two years … is quite a story’

We meet in the executive lounge in the McCormick Place Conference Center, which the NCA has taken over for the week with the Sweets & Snacks Expo 2022 taking up almost four-and-half acres of floor space, which signifies the biggest confectionery show in the North America is back to almost full strength after two years … Read more

Ferrara Very Berry Nerds wins innovation award at Sweets&Snacks 2022

Ferrara Very Berry Nerds wins innovation award at Sweets&Snacks 2022 Ferrara, one of North America’s most popular candy brands is showingcasing 12 new innovations at Sweets & Snacks this year. The Chicago-based company also picked up a Most Innovative New Product Award at the Expo in the Non-Chocolate category, for its Very Berry Nerds, a … 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

Walking the floor to root out the top trends

This year, the mega trade show celebrates 25 years of innovation and trendsetting at Chicago’s McCormick Place from 23-26 May. “For 25 years, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in North America, and 2022 is no different.”​ said John Downs, president & … 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