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Sweets & Snacks Expo’s most innovative products

Sweets & Snacks Expo’s most innovative products

CHICAGO— The Sweets & Snacks Expo – kicking off this week in Chicago – has announced the winners of its annual Most Innovative New Product Awards. The awards recognize the year’s most innovative confectionery and snack products and honor the companies that make them. “Recognizing and celebrating innovation in the confectionery and snack categories is a

Candy sales surge despite economic headwinds

Candy sales surge despite economic headwinds

AVENTURA, Fla. – The confectionery category posted dollar sales in 2022 that increased 11.1% compared with 2021 sales and 22.1% compared with 2019 sales, according to the fourth annual State of Treating report published by the National Confectioners Association. The total confectionery category reached $42.6 billion in sales, driven by inflation that reached a 40-year

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