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IRI Explores Confectionary Trends During the National Confectionary Association’s 2017 State of the Industry

WHO:           Sally Lyons Wyatt, Executive Vice President & Practice Leader, Client Insights, IRI®

Larry Levin, Executive Vice President, Consumer and Shopper Marketing & Thought Leadership, IRI

WHAT:         Since permissible treating is a given, and an important way of life among today’s U.S. shoppers, IRI’s Sally Lyons Wyatt and Larry Levin will present the latest candy and snacks insights during the annual NCA State of the Industry. In their session, “State of the Industry,” they will explore the latest confectionery sales trends and provide a detailed account of what key products, marketing, and consumer preferences are driving today’s strong passion for candy. They also will take an in-depth look at the state of snacking and the influence of snacking on the confectionery category.

WHY:           The confectionary category has skyrocketed into a $25 billion industry thanks to the impact of place, product, promotion and passionate consumers. As permissible treating becomes even more prevalent, it’s imperative that the industry reaches across the aisle to create winning opportunities.

WHEN:         Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. ET

WHERE:       NCA 2017 State of the Industry
Trump National Doral
4400 NW 87th Ave.
Miami, FL 33178

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