Major candy and snack marketers and newcomers had a chance to show off their products this week, when the industry's trade show returned after a 25-month hiatus.
The Sweets and Snacks Expo is the first major food industry trade show put on in more than a year as COVID-19 restrictions ease and business travel slowly resumes.
Hosted by the National Confectioners Association, this year’s event in Indianapolis welcomed some 800 attendees and more than 450 exhibitors. It's a substantial decrease from the 15,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors in Chicago in 2019, but a step toward normalcy after last year’s event was canceled.
The trade group honors some of the most innovative new products at each expo. Here are some of the winners, plus a few other standouts from the show: