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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
First day of NCA's Sweets & Snacks Expo a success
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is one of the candy and snack industry's most successful events. More than 650 manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum, salty snacks, cookies, packaged cakes and goods, popcorn, granola bars and so much more packed the halls of the McCormick Place in Chicago for the first day of the 2015 Expo, which will take place through Thursday.
Colorful booths and plentiful rows of candy attracted confectionery and snack buyers from across the country. Attendees at the Sweets & Snacks Expo represent $150 billion of worldwide buying power in the confectionery, snack and cookie categories. Notable booths included The Hershey's Company, who debuted consumer centric innovations at the expo including their capability to customize and print 3D chocolate. New packaging, trending ingredients, non-GMO verifications and more were all on display throughout the rows of booths.
Don't miss the educational opportunities happening today, Wednesday May 20th. Leading experts will provide industry perspective on the current economic climate, snacking and lifestyle mega trends and the nation's changing demographics in three short, high-impact briefings at the all-new Retailer Impact Forum.