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Food Truck Trend Hits Snack Aisle

12 Sep 2016 - When thoughts turned to potato chip flavor innovation at Wise Foods, Inc., executives looked to a platform that’s trusted, trending ...

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Confectionery Leadership Award Nominations Open

31 Aug 2016 - Washington — Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Confectionery Leadership Awards, which were established through collaboration with NCA ...

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Improving Cocoa Farmers’ Financial Position Focus of ICCO Study

24 Aug 2016 - London — The International Cocoa Organization (ICCO) is reviewing options to source additional funding to support cocoa farmers, based on ...


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Ferrara Candy Company

Forest Park, IL

Brach’s Candy Corn, a product of Ferrara Candy Company, has been a Halloween staple for generations.The Ferrara Candy Company was founded as the Ferrara Pan Candy Company in Chicago in 1908.For more than a century, Ferrara Candy Company has combined a commitment to using high-quality ingredients with a focused understanding of what candy consumers want.

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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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