IFT FIRST attendees will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of reimagined experiences to discover the latest global trends, newest innovations, and cutting-edge solutions while making strategic connections.
June 24, 2022
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced new details around the in-person experience at IFT FIRST: Annual Event and Expo, taking place July 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Innovative sweet treats and intense flavors lead the trend-scape in the candy and snack categories
May 25, 2022
The Sweets & Snacks Expo showcases the latest products and innovations in candy and snacks, and for the past 25 years, those products have made it onto store shelves and paved the way for groundbreaking flavor trends in the industry and beyond.
IFT FIRST event and expo returns with new in-person, virtual experiences
April 4, 2022
The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) announced its annual event will return both in-person and online with a new and improved lineup of content and programming. IFT FIRST: Annual Event & Expo, whose updated brand is an acronym for Food Improved by Research, Science and Technology, will take place July 10-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
FABI Awards celebrate industry-altering products that shape what's new and next for the future of food and beverage
March 21, 2022
The National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show announced the 2022 recipients of the Food and Beverage (FABI) Awards, which recognize companies for developing extraordinary food and beverage products that are leading the way in new tastes, flavor profiles, creativity and their potential to boost sales.
Largest candy and snack trade show in North America heads to Indianapolis and Las Vegas
March 18, 2022
The National Confectioners Association announced that its Sweets & Snacks Expo will make a historic move to host the premier trade show for the confectionery and snack industries in a rotation between Indianapolis and Las Vegas over the next 10 years.
Florida Food Products helps FIRST/IFT21 attendees explore global tea varieties
July 20, 2021
Florida Food Products (FFP), a leader in clean label food and beverage ingredient solutions, presented at FIRST—Food Improved by Research, Science, and Technology—IFT's reimagined virtual event and solution exchange (IFT21).
AAK used year’s virtual IFT21 to showcase better-for-you bakery, confectionery, and plant-based foods
July 20, 2021
AAK offers a wide range of multi-functional fat solutions that help manufacturers create foods for today’s marketplace, including plant-based versions of everyone’s favorite foods that keep taste and texture intact. All items feature one or more of AAK’s multi-functional fat solutions and are non-hydrogenated and low in saturated fat.
Association awards recognize creativity among candy and snack product developers
June 23, 2021
To kick off the 2021 Sweets & Snacks Expo, judges of the Most Innovative New Product Awards unveiled this year's winners. These highly competitive awards recognize the most innovative candy and snack products and companies for their achievements and new products introduced to the market over the past two years.
Strategic partnership adds value for all show participants
November 16, 2020
Earlier this year, MFI began managing the next edition of PROCESS EXPO®. Now, as part of a joint venture, FPSA’s longevity within the industry will be supplemented by the expertise of event management, marketing and sales provided by MFI.
Organization launches Spark Change to guide the community through a virtual journey of product discovery, education and connection
June 16, 2020
New Hope Network misses gathering with the natural & organic products community, and we are sad to announce that we will need to wait until 2021 for us all to be together in person again due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 crisis on events and travel.