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Candy & Snack Today | Industry

NCA Names Future Leadership Program Class Of 2017

17 Jan 2017 - Washington, DC – Five young professionals have been selected for NCA’s 2017 Future Leadership Program, including an emerging entrepreneur, several individuals who ...

Candy & Snack Today

Kroger’s Groth, Walgreen’s Rinker Earn Category Awards

16 Jan 2017 - Washington, DC – Christina Groth and Brian Rinker are the 2017 Confectionery Leadership Award winners. The honor comes from the National ...

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Little Debbie, Clif Bar Make Expo Debut

10 Jan 2017 - Washington, DC  – McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, and Clif Bar & Co. will exhibit for the first time ...


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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 luxury products to California’s gold miners. Over time, 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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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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