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2020: State of E-Commerce for Candy and Snacks [Presentation Recording & Deck]

This webinar spotlights candy and snack trends in the thriving world of e-commerce. Highlights include growth and development opportunities across the leading online retailers as well as insights on the latest shopper behavior for candy and snacks. Speaker: Mike Black, Vice President of Marketing, …

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2019 Annual Review [Presentation Recording and Deck]

In 2020, NCA will continue to take a closer look at retail sales and outside influences that affected the confectionery category. Will seasonal sales have the same impact as they did in previous years? Will premium’s growth continue? What will be the lead sales …

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[SOTIC 2020] Regulatory Hot Topics: Your Confectionery Regulatory Update

Debra Miller, SVP Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, National Confectioners Association NCA’s Scientific and Regulatory Affairs team is the confectionery industry’s resource to help you and your company navigate existing regulations and the ever-changing regulatory environment. This year, the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs team will …

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[SOTIC 2020] Digital Distinction: How to Cut Through the Brand Marketing Noise

Arthur Sevilla, Head of CPG Strategy, Pinterest Amidst changing consumer tastes, growing ad blindness and media fragmentation, growth for CPG brands is increasingly elusive. As they gain a more nuanced understanding of digital reach, CPG brand marketers are revisiting the role of context, relevancy, …

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[SOTIC 2020] No Business Like Candy Business: Where Retail Meets Entertainment

Joe Grady, The Retail Firm In today’s competitive environment, retailer and manufacturer collaboration is essential in developing a memorable and entertaining retail shopping experience. This session will discuss innovative ways confectionery retailers and manufacturers can drive traffic, increase sales and create excitement for shoppers …

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[SOTIC 2020] Smart Phones and Smarter Customers: E-Commerce Channel Outlook

Rachel Dalton, Director, Digital and eCommerce Insights, Kantar Ankit Patel, Vice President of Merchandising, Boxed With an unprecedented amount of choice and information at customers’ fingertips, e-commerce is constantly shifting in its utility and functionality for shoppers and retailers alike. As omnichannel integration has …

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[SOTIC 2020] Confection’s Digital Direction: Finding Candy’s Next Big Online Opportunity

Michael Rogosa, Director, Advisory North America, Edge by Ascential How do traditional brands and retailers grapple with an increasingly digital world? Disruption is everywhere online as consumers’ digital purchasing patterns continue to cause exponential shifts across all retail categories. This session will explore the …

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[SOTIC 2020] A New Leaf: Is the Confectionery Industry Ready for Cannabis?

Larry Levin, Executive Vice President, Market and Shopper Intelligence, IRI Jessica Lukas, SVP, Commercial Development, BDS Analytics Tish Pahl, Esq., Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC Part 1: Consumer interest in cannabis, CBD and hemp products is growing, but in a hazy legal landscape, …

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[SOTIC 2020] NCA’s Annual Meeting: 2020 VISION

John Downs, President & CEO, NCA Kirk Vashaw, Chairman & CEO, Spangler Candy Co. and Chairman of the NCA Board of Trustees. Paul Chibe, CEO – North America, Ferrero USA, Inc. and Vice Chairman of the NCA Board of Trustees. Elise Fennig, Chief of …

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2020: February IRI Data

February continued to show solid dollar sales trends for total confectionery with trends for the month ending February 23 up 3%, according to data insights from IRI. Dollar sales for total chocolate, candy, gum and mints were up 2.5% with the 12 week period …

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