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National Confectioners Association

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

Valentine’s Day will be a treat for consumers and retailers

Valentine’s Day will be a treat for consumers and retailers

WASHINGTON – After a year of double-digit sales growth, confectionery sales leading up to Valentine’s Day 2022 are expected to top $3.4 billion as consumers look for fun and unique ways to treat themselves and retailers seek new ways to delight their shoppers in the COVID-19 environment. Although normally thought of as a holiday for

NCA debuts new sweet insights report on chocolate consumers

NCA debuts new sweet insights report on chocolate consumers

WASHINGTON – The National Confectioners Association released on Thursday a new report exploring chocolate consumption patterns and preferences titled Getting to Know Chocolate Consumers 2021: Exploring Consumer Demographics, Consumption Preferences and Shopping Habits for Mainstream, Premium and Fine Chocolate. Conducted by 210 Analytics and made financially possible by the Fine Chocolate Industry Association and Barry CallebautUSA, the report provides

Sweets & Snacks Expo to highlight merchandising trends and inspiration at Destination Retail 

Sweets & Snacks Expo to highlight merchandising trends and inspiration at Destination Retail 

WASHINGTON — It is no secret that the way we shop has changed this year. But will these habits stick around? What does the future of retail look like, and how can retailers inspire consumers? At the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, Destination Retail is where retailers and manufacturers can get informed on the latest