May 04, 2005

The biannual Philadelphia National Candy, Gift and Gourmet Show will be moving from Valley Forge, Pa., to Atlantic City, N.J., starting in January 2006. The sponsoring association, the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia, is moving the show out of Valley Forge to find a more modern convention center and attract a broader audience. The association had considered Philadelphia but found it too costly. "Atlantic City is a really happening place," said Maureen Walter, show director, "but we're not going to change our name because of the move. Philadelphia is part of our heritage."