Destination Retail Is Your Merchandising Innovation Resource

Expanded to capture even more the latest seasonal and everyday merchandising innovation, Destination Retail will occupy 5000 square feet at Sweets & Snacks Expo, showcasing best-in-class merchandising ideas to ignite candy and snack sales growth with ideas and inspiration.

Whether you’re looking for the latest everyday checkout solutions or creative ideas to celebrate new seasons like National Candy Month, you’ll find the latest tools, tips and techniques at the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Destination Retail.

Candy & Snacks 365

Merchandising and promotion are key to growing incremental sales, and Destination Retail has all the inspiration you need to wow your shoppers every time they enter the candy or snack aisle. Destination Retail provides education and insights for new seasons, key holidays and the little moments in between to build your candy & snack business 365 days a year.

The Checkout Experience

Large and small retailers alike rely on their checkout experiences to drive incremental purchases. This year’s Destination Retail showcases the latest practical merchandising solutions for refreshment zones and a variety of new types of checkout experiences – including self-checkout, scan-and-go, click-and-collect and socially distanced cashier queues. This includes a spotlight on smaller, on-the-go pack sizes that help retailers meet consumers where they want to be met – with more options in package sizes containing 200 calories or less. Get hands-on experience with the latest checkout technology that will shape the grocery, mass, convenience and drug channels over the years ahead and connect with the suppliers behind them.

Destination Retail offers exclusive education sessions from industry experts that specifically address the latest trends in the retail landscape and the future of in-store merchandising. With recurring sessions taking place each day of the show, Destination Retail attendees can’t miss the exclusive insights that explain the rationale and trends behind some of the latest innovations displayed.

Seasonal Spotlight

June Is National Candy Month

Each June, National Candy Month is a time to celebrate the authentic, fun treats that candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years. For candy makers and retailers alike, National Candy Month can also help address the confectionery sales gap between Easter and Halloween while driving category permissibility based on emotional well-being and industry leadership.

The incremental sales value of this new confectionery season is estimated at more than $500 million.

In addition, National Candy Month provides an opportunity to discuss the role candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle, including helping consumers make informed choices by providing more information and more options, like smaller pack sizes and clear calorie labels on the front of packaging.

Destination Retail has the seasonal inspiration you need to bring National Candy Month to life in your stores and turn this unique seasonal opportunity into additional revenue.