Early Bird Registration Ends March 26

WASHINGTON – At the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, attendees will be able to make connections, check out the latest innovative candy and snack products, discover new ways to showcase their products and attend education sessions to gain additional insights. The educational opportunities give attendees access to category specialists who will discuss the latest on industry performance, trends and consumer behavior.

You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to attend these informative sessions at a discounted rate. The early bird registration opportunity ends this Friday, March 26, 2021.

“If we have learned anything from the pandemic shopping environment, it is that we need to be flexible to meet our shoppers where they feel most comfortable,” John Downs, president & CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said. “The education tracks presented at the Sweets & Snacks Expo will provide insights on the impact of the pandemic, as well as content to help you navigate the shifting retail landscape and evolving consumer needs. From inspiration that will help you delight your shoppers to ideas for growth, these educational opportunities can help you stay on the cutting edge.”

Consumer & Shopper Trends

Shoppers have more choices than ever before. They balance existing retailer and product preferences with emotional, functional, and lifestyle needs to navigate an increasingly complex and omnichannel shopping experience. This track explores the shifting retail landscape and shopping habits of these evolving shoppers and gives insight into how to win them in the aisles, online, on their phones and wherever else they shop.

Retail & Category Trends

New products, packaging and merchandising methods are changing the shopper’s retail experience in-store and online. This track traces the impact of COVID-19 on retail and category trends, provides a roadmap to the latest category innovations and outlines how companies can maximize these growth opportunities to increase sales and improve the shopper experience.

Business Disruption

What will be the next big idea to revolutionize the confectionery and snack industries? This track explores what’s next in candy and snacks, including how COVID-19 and topics like cannabis and sustainability are transforming how we shop and eat.

At the Sweets & Snacks Expo, attendees will hear from leading category specialists delivering the latest insights on the industry performance, trends and consumer behavior to help attract shoppers and win sales. To plan your Sweets & Snacks Expo experience, please visit our website with a complete education session schedule.


About Sweets & Snacks Expo
The Sweets & Snacks Expo is the premier event for the confectionery and snack industries. Featuring new product launches, business-building solutions and merchandising innovations, this annual trade show brings together qualified candy and snack retail professionals and company representatives who showcase the latest in candy and snack products. The event is sponsored by the National Confectioners Association. Learn more at SweetsAndSnacks.com.

About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates $42 billion in retail sales each year. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.