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NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo Welcomes Progressive Grocer’s Supermarket Retail Dietitian Symposium 

Country’s largest and most active gathering of supermarket retail dietitians thought leaders to meet during the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo

Washington, D.C. – NCA, the leading trade association for the U.S. confectionery industry, is pleased to announce that Progressive Grocer’s 4th Annual Retail Dietitian Symposium will be held in conjunction with the 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo. The symposium is an exclusive, invitation-only event designed specifically for the most active and innovative retail dieticians in the grocery industry. NCA will be recognized as a partner sponsor of the event, and have opportunities to provide relevant content on the latest research and category insights.

“This is a natural next step for NCA and Stagnito Business Information since we have aligned with them on the symposium and other related events for several years now,” commented Alison Bodor, NCA’s executive vice president. “To have the symposium in conjunction with the Sweets & Snacks Expo provides an opportunity to showcase the industry’s commitment to transparency and responsibility. Acting as a partner sponsor with Progressive Grocer on the symposium is a testament on how key influencers understand and appreciate candy’s role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.” 

As part of the conference sessions, attendees will learn about the latest on front end research and the advantages of retailers offering a diverse variety of products at the front end to appeal to a broad range of shopper types. Other symposium highlights include an NCA curated wine and chocolate pairing as well as a guided tour of the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s expanded show floor. The tour will entail a briefing on the latest scientific research and preview the newest products and latest trends in the candy and snack categories.

“Locating our event in conjunction with NCA’s Expo will not only enhance the ‘fun-factor’, but also provide our attendees with additional opportunities to explore insights and trends into two of the fastest growing categories inside grocery stores,” remarked Jeffrey Friedman, Stagnito Media’s vice president/group brand director. 

The Supermarket Retail Dietitian Symposium will be held on May 23 – 24 at Chicago’s Fairmont hotel and feature exclusive research and presentations addressing the business of nutrition, customer engagement and key strategies for maximizing and tracking return on investment. The event features hours of continuing education credits approved by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as invaluable networking opportunities. 

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