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Sweets and Snacks Expo

Come to the 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo at Chicago’s McCormick Place, May 22-24, and stay at the nearby and affordable LaQuinta Inn & Suites in historic Hyde Park.

In five acres of exhibits at the 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo, find the largest variety of new product innovation and companies plus access to packaging, merchandising, research and industry insights you won’t find anywhere else. Learn the latest insights in shopper engagement, breakthrough candy, snack and specialty trends, growth forecasts and attention-grabbing merchandising that will drive aisle traffic. Discover 45 of the newest, award-winning “retailer-selected” candy and snack sensations destined to be best sellers. The only destination designed specifically to address your business challenges, teach you how to attract shoppers, and grow your business.

Sign up for workshops in such areas as: Driving Profit Through Balance at Retail Checkout; the Power of Storytelling at Retail; Engaging Treats and Snacks Shoppers Across the Path to Purchase; The Multicultural Opportunity in Treats and Snacks; and much more.

Expo works with candy, snack and specialty buyers (retailers, wholesalers and distributors) to understand their unique challenges. We designed the only show in the industry where the exhibitors have been curated to offer you a selection of innovative products that will help you attract shoppers. Taste, test and compare products from hundreds of exhibiters on the show floor, including everything from big brands to cutting edge innovations that haven’t even reached store shelves yet. At Expo, you can explore more new and innovative chips, cookies, crackers, breakfast bars, popcorn, nuts, seeds, and meat snacks than at any other show.

McCormick Place is located at 2301 South King Drive in Chicago. For a full schedule of presentations, and to register for the 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo, go online to and follow the prompts.

Make your 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo experience even more enjoyable by staying at the LaQuinta Inn & Suites, in Hyde Park. The hotel offers free shuttle bus service to and from the Loop area and is close to bus and train services. Enjoy the free breakfast. AND Jazz and seafood buffet (non-seafood items available) Friday nights.