Tuesday, April 29, 2008

2008 All Candy Expo

It's that time of the year again! Set your calendars for the 2008 All Candy Expo held May 20 - 22, 2008 at McCormick Place in Chicago. The All Candy Expo is the largest confectionery, cookie, and snack show in the Americas. Products featured at the show include: chocolate, candy, gum, salty snacks, cookies, biscuits, popcorn, granola bars, breakfast snacks, nutrition bars, meat snacks, fruit snacks, and nuts. There are supposed to be more than 500 exhibitors at the show.

At the show you can learn about new retail merchandising displays, new products, and confectionery industry trends. Find and taste new gourmet products from around world, including natural and organic confections and snacks. Jacque Torres has been added as the featured speaker for the Wednesday educational lunch session.

Some of the sessions and topics that will be discussed are:
  • Is organic chocolate a "can't miss opportunity"?
  • Chocolate chefs from around the world.
  • How has seasonal merchandising changed and why?
  • Mistakes to avoid in merchandising confectionery and snacks.
  • "Green" packaging.
  • New chocolate and cocoa product trends.

For more information about the show, including where to stay and what companies will be there, go to the official website of the 2008 All Candy Expo.

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