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Assemblies Unlimited to Participate in the NCA Sweets and Snacks Expo

Exhibitor to bring candy packaging expertise to the expo for the second straight year (May 06, 2014)

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- It was announced today that turnkey packaging specialist Assemblies Unlimited will once again join the National Confectioner's Association at the group's annual industry event. The Sweets and Snacks Expo will take place at Chicago's McCormick Place from Tuesday, May 20 through Thursday, May 22. Assemblies Unlimited will join more than 600 exhibitors from the confections, snacks and candies industries, hosting thousands of attendees from more than 80 countries.

Assemblies Unlimited is a contract packaging leader with full-turnkey packaging solutions, including hand assembly, food packaging, supplement packaging, and fulfillment services.

Nearly three acres of exhibits will feature representatives from various sweets and snacks specialties, including gourmet and natural producers, private label manufacturers, and turnkey packaging contractors. Attendees are also invited to participate in Keynote Sessions featuring speakers like ESPN anchor and author, Jeremy Schaap.

"Innovation is alive and well in the candy and snacks packaging industry," stated Randy Shaw, owner and CEO of Assemblies Unlimited, "and there is no better place to track the hottest trends than the NCA Expo. In addition to traditional theater boxes, bags and other familiar packages, candy and snack producers are increasingly leaning on contract packaging strategies like club packs and point of purchase (POP) displays." And despite their crowded categories, seasonal and novelty candy items are increasing in popularity, so this year's themes focus on seasonal gift sets and other unique retail presentations. "Chewy candies, or gummies, have really taken off lately," said Shaw, "both as traditional candies and as a way to deliver active ingredients such as vitamins, probiotics and other dietary supplements. As a result, our Expo exhibit will feature a variety of contract packaging solutions for gummy bears, including bottle filling, horizontal and vertical form, fill and seal, trial-sized pouches, zipper pouches and flat-bottomed bags." Other contract packaging solutions for confection will be on display at Assemblies Unlimited booth #188.

Assemblies Unlimited to Participate in the NCA Sweets and Snacks Expo

"Candy shelves are crowded with competition," said Shaw, "so producers need experienced packaging professionals to guide them through the entire packaging process, furnishing innovative ways to make their products stand out. From conception and design to fulfillment and delivery; turnkey management keeps projects flowing smoothly. Our candy and snack business continues to grow alongside the popularity of these items, so we operate multiple packaging facilities to meet deadlines and fill orders efficiently. Each plant is compliant with required food handling certifications for primary and secondary packaging including pouching, bagging, cello wrapping, bottling, gummy bear packaging, club packs, gift sets, POP display assembly, and much more."

About Assemblies Unlimited Inc.

Assemblies Unlimited Inc. was started in 1993 as a network of contract suppliers with capabilities in packaging, hand assembly and fulfillment services. As demand for outsourced packaging grew, Assemblies Unlimited rose to the leading edge of the industry, consolidating experts into specialized plants located across North America. Offeringboth primary and secondary packaging solutions including pouching, food packaging, blister packaging, powder filling, liquid filling, Club Packs, POP display assembly, clamshell sealing, cartoning, tube and bottle filling, gift sets, cello wrapping, pick-and-pack fulfillment and more, current plant certifications include AIB, SQF, IFS, GFSI, Organic, and Kosher. Visit online at

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