Washington — The Sweets & Snacks Expo is now accepting submissions for its Most Innovative New Product Award program. The awards recognize the most innovative candy and snack products that have been introduced during the past year. Submissions for the award will be accepted through May 28.
“The Sweets & Snacks Expo attracts the top talent in the candy and snack categories, and the Most Innovative New Product Award highlights those achievements,” says John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association. “In a year when innovation has been essential, I’m excited to see the next group of products that continues to push our show and the candy and snack categories forward.”
Products will be judged by a select group of retail and category thought-leaders representing 85 percent of the categories’ buying power. The awards historically attract more than 300 entries and recognize 55 products in 11 sectors, the event reports.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 22 at 5pm during a presentation and keynote at the Indiana Convention Center’s Wabash Ballroom. For more information and to submit products visit 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo.
Additionally, the Sweets & Snacks Expo will host its first-ever Supplier Showcase on Tuesday, June 22. The showcase offers a face-to-face marketplace dedicated to helping confectionery and snack suppliers connect with potential and existing customers.
“Our supplier network is critically important to the candy and snack categories, and this unique opportunity to spotlight suppliers is another reason why the Sweets & Snacks Expo experience is so important,” Downs says. “We take pride in convening all aspects of the candy and snack industry, and this showcase is a great way to make meaningful connections.”
The Supplier Showcase is co-located with the Sweets & Snacks Expo and is a one-day exhibition showcasing packaging, ingredient, equipment and business service suppliers. To register for Supplier Showcase and the Sweets & Snacks Expo go to the registration page.