2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo Sells Out in Record Time



Washington, D.C. (January 3, 2018) – Booth space for the 2018 Sweets & Snacks Expo is sold out. This is the first time in the trade show’s 21-year history that it has sold out so early in the year. Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo (May 22-24) welcomes more than 18,000 attendees from 90 countries as more than 850 exhibitors display their most innovative products.

“The high demand to be a part of an event focused on providing new and innovative product and category solutions speaks for itself,” commented Barry Rosenbaum, Sweets & Snacks Expo chair and president of Nassau Candy Distributors. “Manufacturers exhibit because they want their product seen by 90 percent of the candy buying market and 75 percent of the snack buying market. The Expo is curated specifically to address retailers’ business challenges with products, merchandising practices and marketing solutions for meeting shoppers’ needs and stimulating growth. No other event delivers the breadth of new and innovative sweets and snacks, the latest industry trends, and so many opportunities for driving business success.”

Although a waitlist has been created for potential exhibitors, registration for retailers and wholesalers to attend the Sweets & Snacks Expo is now open. Those interested in attending should visit sweetsandsnacks.com to learn more.

In addition to exploring the show floor, retail attendees will be able to experience the New Product Showcase, Innovation Avenue, the Most Innovative New Product Awards and a best-in-class educational program with a special session for welcoming first-time attendees.

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About the National Confectioners Association (NCA)
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA educates the public to help ensure that it understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,000 manufacturing facilities across the country. More than 400,000 jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries rely in part on the sale of confections for their livelihood. For every one job that is created by confectionery companies, another seven are supported in related industries. Learn more about the “Power of Sweet” at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About the Sweets & Snacks Expo
Sponsored by the National Confectioners Association, the Sweets & Snacks Expo is the confectionery and snack industry’s most successful, world-class event. It is unrivaled in new product launches, business building solutions and innovations in merchandising. 18,000 qualified professionals attend with global presence from 90 countries. More than 850 companies displaying more than 4 acres of candy and snack products participate in the Expo. The event is held each May at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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