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Top candy and snack trends will be on display at Sweets & Snacks Expo

Top candy and snack trends will be on display at Sweets & Snacks Expo

WASHINGTON – The Sweets & Snacks Expo will be celebrating 25 years of innovation and trendsetting in the confectionery and snack industries when it kicks off at Chicago’s McCormick Place May 23-26. “For 25 years the Sweets & Snacks Expo has been the most significant driver of candy and snack flavor and product trends in

Chocolate, candy sales hit all-time high

Chocolate, candy sales hit all-time high

AVENTURA, Fla. — Chocolate and candy sales in 2021 were up 11% over 2020 and 15.4% over 2019, according to the third annual State of Treating report published by the National Confectioners Association. The report, released Monday at the 2022 State of the Industry Conference, said confectionery category hit $36.9 billion in retail sales in 2021 and is projected to reach $44.9 billion in

NCA unveils Annual State of Treating Report for 2021

NCA unveils Annual State of Treating Report for 2021

WASHINGTON – The National Confectioners Association released its annual State of Treating report at its virtual State of the Industry Conference. Made possible by Blommer Chocolate Company, the 2021 report offers a full picture of the strength of the confectionery category – even during an unprecedented year. The report combines shopper insights and sales results to provide a dynamic