Founded in 1884 in Chicago by representatives of 69 confectionery manufacturing firms, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) is one of the oldest, most respected trade associations in the world.
Over the years, the association has endeavored to provide the kind of vigorous leadership necessary for its members, which include domestic and international confectionery manufacturers and suppliers to the industry to meet the increasingly complex challenges and problems that have confronted the industry.
WIDE-REACHING GLOBAL PRESENCE – Find all of your business in one place, our attendee channel representation and buyer power cannot be matched. 69% of the largest grocery stores attend; 50% of the largest convenience store chains; 43% of the largest dollar/value stores; 100% of the top drug and club stores come!*
More than 5,000 key confectionery and snack buyers are expected with a total attendance of over 15,000 professionals anticipated. Over 1,000 International visitors from more than 70 countries also attend.
Attendees are buyers, merchandisers, operations managers and store owners from all classes of trade including supermarkets, drug stores, vending, convenience stores, wholesalers, warehouse clubs, theaters, mass and dollar merchants, specialty and department stores. Importers, exporters, suppliers, distributors, brokers and media also attend, making the SWEETS & SNACKS EXPO® the 'must attend' show of the year.