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Building Knowledge Blocks Annual event focuses on education and insight as well as honing tools for business success. BY BOB GATTY A Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive, client strategy, Symphony IRI Group will discuss the snack food industry’s performance in 2011 and present the latest industry trends, up-to-date snack food sales data, and consumer insights for the major snack food categories in her annual “State of the Snack Food Industry” presentation at SNAXPO 2012. s SNAXPO 2012 celebrates 75 years of service provided by the Snack Food Association (SFA) to the industry, an agenda packed with educational programming will offer attendees information and insight into some of the most important issues facing the industry today. To be held March 16-19 at the Phoenix, AZ, Convention Center, SNAXPO will be a full equipment show and provide attendees with a chance to learn firsthand about the newest equipment and innovations for snack food manufacturing. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will serve as the keynote speaker, and the annual State of the Industry report presented by Sally Lyons Wyatt, executive, client strategy, for the Symphony IRI Group will again be a highlight of the event. Additional educational programs will include: • Strategies for Addressing Acrylamide in Snack Foods — Experts will discuss the latest developments, including a review of governmental actions and tools the industry is using to reduce acrylamide levels in snack foods. • Maximizing Equipment Effectiveness — Learn how to establish a roadmap for a systematic approach to measuring and tracking overall equipment effectiveness for any piece of equipment or process. • The Dynamic Food Environment — This session will address issues such as reducing sodium and improving school nutrition, and how they impact snack food manufacturers, consumers, retailers and government agencies. • Economic Forecast and Trends — This session will feature key insights into the economy and explore trends that concern the snack food industry, as well as innovative ideas to help keep businesses focused on growth and profitability. • The Food Safety Modernization Act: What Snack Food Manufacturers Need to Know — Legal experts will review the implementation of this law, how it affects the snack food industry and what manufacturers need to know to comply. Attendees also will be updated on key developments regarding governmental actions on nutrition, competitive foods, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and other key issues. SFA will also present its 12th annual Latin American program at SNAXPO, completely in Spanish. Industry issues affecting the Latin American snack food market will be covered at this special day-long session. The educational program at SNAXPO and exhibit schedule are designed to create opportunities for suppliers to network, build sales leads and explore future business opportunities. SNAXPO 2012 is approaching a record number of exhibits on the trade show floor, promising an exciting experience for attendees who will be able to learn about the many new products and services available to the industry. SNAXPO exhibitors will be exposed to more than 1,500 domestic and international snack food management professionals who are looking for new equipment, ingredients, products and services. For the complete SNAXPO program and for registration and exhibit information, visit sw 30 Snack World February 2012

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Snack World - February 2012
Letter from SFA - 75 Years...Growth, Innovation, Progress
Supplier’s Corner - Time for Change
Calendar of Events
75th Anniversary - The Birth of the Industry
75 Years and Counting
75th Anniversary - An Association is Born
75th Anniversary - A Glance at the Future
Government Affairs - Transportation Rules Roll
Meeting with members of Congress
Acrylamide Update - Strategies for Reduction
SNAXPO 75 - Building Knowledge Blocks
SNAXPO 75 - Exhibitor List
New Snacks
Products & Services
Ad Index

Snack World - February 2012