Inspiration is hard to find sitting at your desk. At the Sweets & Snacks Expo, inspiration is everywhere, and so are the insights and strategies for turning that inspiration into reality.
1. Uncover two years of product innovation and get early access to the next wave of candy and snack startups and entrepreneurs.
Innovation Avenue is a portion of the show floor dedicated to innovative businesses that have been in operation for less than two years. Innovation Avenue serves as an incubator for the trend-making new products that will shape the market in the months and years following the show.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo Specialty Market brings together hundreds of specialty candy and snack makers offering alternatives to traditional options, including your shoppers’ next favorite premium, free-from and organic products.
2. Find out which products and trends promise to be the next category disruptors.
2021 Most Innovative New Product Awards
The Most Innovative New Product Awards highlight the categories’ groundbreaking new products – judged by a panel of the industry’s top retailers and thought leaders to be the best in show and guaranteed winners with your shoppers.
Education on Category and Retail Disruption
The Sweets & Snacks Expo Business Disruption education track and special Eye Opener sessions are designed to pinpoint the hot-button trends in confectionery and snacks that are on everyone’s minds like COVID-19, cannabis, social responsibility and more.
3. Discover merchandising techniques, in-store activations, technology and products that are transforming the retail experience.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Destination Retail is where you’ll find the future of candy and snack merchandising. Unlock new seasonal opportunities, including new seasonal and everyday occasions and celebrations on the rise, and discover new merchandising strategies and best practices for retail displays.
Category Growth Education
With a dedicated Category Growth learning track, the Sweets & Snacks Expo education sessions provide a path forward for businesses of any size looking for new merchandising approaches to maximize the growing opportunity in candy and snacks.
4. Meet with global candy and snack makers and category thought leaders introducing the products and trends that are taking over the world.
Sweets & Snacks hosts pavilions from countries like Chile, Mexico and France. See how candy and snack makers are taking local ingredients and flavors and creating new and exciting products, brand new to the U.S. market.
Global Category Education & Insights
The Sweets & Snacks Expo will host thought leaders who will share global trends in everything from flavors and textures to packaging and merchandising strategies.