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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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Fred’s Promotes Felice-Dooley, Adds To Senior Management

14 Feb 2017 - Memphis, TN — Fred’s Inc. has promoted Kimberley Felice-Dooley to senior vice-president, merchandising — consumables, the retailer reports. In addition, ...

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Dollar General Expands Into North Dakota

13 Feb 2017 - Hankinson, ND — Marking the 44th state it operates in, Dollar General Corp. has opened its first location in North Dakota, ...


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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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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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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.

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