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Mondelez Shares Growth Strategy, Unveils Well-Being Brand Véa

22 Feb 2017 - Boca Raton, FL — Focusing on its portfolio, reducing costs and investing for growth to drive long-term sustainable gains are Mondelez ...

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Sixlets Brand Supports Youth Bowling Program

16 Feb 2017 - Arlington, TX – SweetWorks Confections, LLC’s Sixlets brand has signed on as the presenting sponsor of the 2017 USA Bowling National Championships, ...

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‘Eye Opener’ Sessions Added To Expo Education Offerings

15 Feb 2017 - Washington — NCA is launching 30-minute “Eye Opener” education sessions running prior to show hours during the Sweets & Snacks ...


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Ghirardelli Chocolate Company

San Leandro, CA

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, a manufacturer and marketer of premium chocolate products was founded in 1852 with founder Domingo Ghirardelli selling chocolates and other products to California’s gold miners. Ghirardelli expanded, eventually developing an entire city block that is now recognized as a San Francisco landmark. As America’s oldest continuously operating chocolate manufacturer, Ghirardelli gives back to the community that helped it prosper, including to organizations involved in helping children and families.

Learn more about Girardelli Chocolate Company  and dozens of other NCA members as we work to document the hundreds of stories that comprise the U.S. candy industry.


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Mission & Vision


The National Confectioners Association advances, protects and promotes the confectionery industry.

The public understands and appreciates candy’s role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

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The Value of NCA

NCA is committed to advancing, promoting and protecting the confectionery industry. Through advocacy and communications, industry insights, and retailer and supply chain engagement, we are strengthening public understanding and appreciation of candy’s unique role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

NCA works for you in four key areas:

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