CHICAGO -- Executives from leading research firms will deliver presentations on the state of snacking, and the trends that are shaping the future, at the Sweets & Snacks Expo. The show, sponsored and produced by the National Confectioners Association, takes place May 24-26 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
IRI's Sally Lyons Wyatt will present on the state of the snack industry, providing the latest research on segment growth and opportunity development.
Geometry Global's John V. Burn will examine how shifting demographics will impact shopping behavior over the next five years and discuss how it could impact the snack category.
Integer Group's Craig Elston will provide show-goers with insights on how the growth of online purchasing can be an opportunity for the candy and snack industry. He will share the latest online shopper research and how brands and retailers can capitalize on burgeoning trends.
NCA's 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo is expected to set an all-time record in volume of confectionery and snack products with more than 720 companies exhibiting on nearly four acres of show floor. Exhibits will expand into McCormick Place's Skyline Hall to accommodate a growing base. More than 16,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries are expected to attend.