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Industry | Member

Hershey Commits To Ghana Peanut Farmer Training

30 Sep 2015 - Hershey, PA — Supporting its Nourishing Minds childhood nutrition initiative, The Hershey Co. is taking on a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment ...

Industry | Member

Mars Invests $15M In Global Food Safety Center

28 Sep 2015 - Huairou, China — Mars, Inc. is investing $15 million to establish the Global Food Safety Center, a first-of-its-kind facility focused ...

Events | Industry

NCA Releasing Economic Impact Stats During Forum

14 Sep 2015 - Washington — New statistics detailing how the industry impacts the American economy will be released at a press conference with NCA ...


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Goetze's Candy Company, Inc

Baltimore, Maryland

Goetze’s Candy Company, Inc., began in 1895 when founder August Goetze bought the Baltimore Chewing Gum Company. His passion for candy led him to focus on developing and perfecting one product, the caramel cream. Goetze’s Caramel Creams were launched in 1918, and the unique confection still delights candy fans today. The company is now led by fifth generation family member Mitchell Goetze and is still based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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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 has more than 675 member companies

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:

  • Advocacy
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  • Industry Insights, Research and Education
  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement