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Americans Enjoy Valentine’s Day Treats in Moderation

08 Feb 2016 - Survey shows candy continues to be an important part of Valentine’s Day traditions Washington, D.C. (February 8, 2016) – Sharing a ...

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NCA’s 2016 Sweets & Snacks Expo Grows Global Footprint

29 Jan 2016 - More than 15 percent in international attendance expected at industry’s premier trade show. Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2016) – The ...

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ProSweets Cologne 2016 Preview

27 Jan 2016 - ProSweets Cologne kicks off this week (January 31 to February 2) as hundreds of suppliers descend on Germany to learn ...


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Russell Stover Candies

Kansas City, MO

Russell Stover Candies was created in 1923 by Russell and Clara Stover in their home in Denver, Colo. Since that time, it has grown to be the third largest chocolate manufacturer in America. Representing three iconic brands – Russell Stover, Whitman’s and Pangburn’s – Russell Stover Candies employs approximately 3,000 people with manufacturing facilities in Abilene and Iola, Kan.; Corsicana, Texas; and Montrose, Colo.; along with distribution centers in Tennessee, Florida, Nevada and Virginia. The company produces approximately 65 million pounds of chocolate annually that is sold in all 50 states and over 20 countries around the world.

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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 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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