ProFood Tech Feeds Growing Snack Food Market

Comprehensive North American event provides one-stop-shop for snack solutions processors

Reston, Va.; Dec. 18, 2018 — In 2015 the global savory snack food market was worth $94.3 billion and is expected to grow to $220 billion by 2025 according to the 2018 Assessment of the Snack Foods Market report produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. As the second largest market for snack foods, accounting for 33 percent of market value, North American snack food manufacturers can find the most comprehensive food and beverage processing technologies and solutions at ProFood Tech (March 26-28, 2019; McCormick Place, Chicago).

Powered by three of the world’s trade show leaders – PACK EXPO, Koelnmesse (organizer of Anuga) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) – this biennial processing show in Chicago is unprecedented in its ability to bring the industry together and address the key issues facing food and beverage processing operators in North America. The show will include 7,000 processing professionals and 400 of the world’s top suppliers spanning 125,000 net square feet of exhibit floor and 25 hours of blockbuster educational programming.

Of the North American snack food market, sweet snacks account for 60 percent, and savory snacks account for 40 percent, per the report, with savory snacks growing at a greater rate than sweet.

Over the next two to three years, snack foods manufacturers are expected to invest heavily in X-ray machines and foreign object detection mostly due to Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations and the need to reduce scrap costs. Snack food manufacturers are looking for improved sanitary design, ease of maintenance and operation and reduced lead times for machines and parts ordered.

Download the 2018 Assessment of the Snack Food Market to learn more.

Snack food manufacturers can find all the processing solutions they crave by attending ProFood Tech. Register for only $30 until March 1 (after which the price increases to $100). For more information and to register online, visit

About the Producers of ProFood Tech

ProFood Tech is produced in partnership by PMMI, Koelnmesse (organizer of Anuga) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA).

PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, represents more than 850 North American manufacturers and suppliers of equipment, components and materials as well as providers of related equipment and services to the packaging and processing industry. It works to advance a variety of industries by connecting consumer goods companies with manufacturing solutions through leading trade media, as well as the world-class PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows – PACK EXPO International, PACK EXPO Las Vegas, Healthcare Packaging EXPO, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara.

Koelnmesse GmbH – Global Competence in Food and FoodTec: Koelnmesse is an international leader in organizing food fairs and events regarding food and beverage processing. Trade fairs such as the Anuga, ISM and Anuga FoodTec are established world leaders. Koelnmesse not only organizes food trade fairs in Cologne, Germany, but also in further growth markets around the globe, for example, in Brazil, China, Colombia, India, Italy, Japan, Thailand, the United States and the United Arab Emirates, which have different focuses and contents. These global activities enable us to offer our customers a network of events, which in turn grant access to different markets and thus create a basis for sustainable and stable international business. The events regularly organized by Koelnmesse take place at different intervals and attract more than 53,500 exhibiting companies from 122 countries, as well as approximately 3 million visitors from 221 countries.

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation’s dairy manufacturing and marketing industry, which supports nearly 3 million jobs that generate more than $161 billion in wages and has an overall economic impact of more than $628 billion. IDFA members range from multinational organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent approximately 90 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States and sold throughout the world. The diverse membership includes numerous food retailers, suppliers and companies that offer infant formula and a wide variety of milk-derived ingredients.

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