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Leading Chocolate, Cocoa Firms Partner To End Deforestation

17 Mar 2017 - London — Twelve of the world’s leading chocolate and cocoa companies have agreed to collective actions aimed at ending deforestation and ...

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Ferrero Acquiring Fannie May Confections

16 Mar 2017 - Carle Place, NY — Ferrero International S.A. has entered into definitive agreement to purchase all the outstanding equity of Fannie ...

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TNA Buys Mogul Supplier NID

06 Mar 2017 - Sydney, Australia — Food processing and packaging equipment supplier TNA Solutions Pty. Ltd., has purchased NID Pty. Ltd., a manufacturer of starch moulding equipment. The ...


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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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