“Candy and snacks are a $416 billion industry worldwide and the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the only show that represents all of the major U.S. distribution channels of confectionery and snack products in one location.” – National Confectioners Association
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is hosted yearly by the National Confectioners Association (NCA). The National Confectioners Association was founded in 1884 in Chicago and is one of the oldest and most respected trade associations in the world. The NCA was established to advance, protect and promote the confectionery industry and continues with this mission today. The NCA started hosting a confectionery expo in 1997 called “The All Candy Expo”. By 2009 the expo had grown to include snacks and became what is known today as, “The Sweets & Snacks Expo”.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo takes place in Chicago at McCormick Place West from May 20th to May 22nd. In the last four years the expo has added nearly 200 additional exhibitors and this year’s show will be the largest show ever. More than 620 exhibitors will showcase candy and snacks.
The candy expo will attract more than 15,000 candy and snack industry professionals from 90+ countries. Attendees are buyers, merchandisers, operations managers and store owners from all classes of trade including supermarkets, drug stores, vending, convenience stores, wholesalers, warehouse clubs, theaters, mass and dollar merchants, specialty, military, college and department stores.
|Tuesday, May 20
10 AM – 5 PM
|Wednesday, May 21
10 AM – 5 PM
|Thursday, May 22
9 AM – 2 PM
The Sweets and Snacks trade show offers not only 3.5 acres of candy and snacks but has many other trade show highlights such as; The Shopper Solutions Theater, The Gourmet Marketplace, Most Innovative New Product Award, New Product Showcase and countless keynote speakers.
The 2014 Sweets and Snacks Expo key note speakers include; Jeremy Schaap (ESPN anchor/author), Nancy Snyderman (NBC News Chief Medical Editor) and Tony Hsieh (CEO Zappos.com).
Candy People is a market leader in Scandinavian pick and mix confectionery. Our confectionery is Free of High Fructose Corn Syrup, Trans Fats, and GMOs. We supply assortments of chocolate, marshmallow, gummy, licorice, sour, hard, wrapped, nougat, clusters, fudge, gluten-free and sugar-free candy.
We will also showcase our candy and snack bulk merchandising solution in the Shopper Solutions Theater. Candy People’s bulk merchandising bins and store displays are popular solutions for a variety of bulk foods. Customers from around the world report an average of 30% increase in sales when switching to our bulk solutions.
We’re always eager and excited to meet our customers and industry colleagues. Stop by and pay us a visit!
Contact Candy People to schedule a visit.
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