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Candy & Snack Today | Industry

Spring Holiday Results Upbeat

05 Sep 2016 - At quick glance, 2016 appears to be a very good year, with total dollar sales during the six-week Easter period ...

Candy & Snack Today | Industry

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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Sweet Candy Company

Salt Lake City, UT

Sweet Candy Company was founded in 1892 by Leon Sweet in Salt Lake City, Utah. Today, the company remains family-owned and operated, with third, fourth and fifth generation family members actively involved in operations and management. For almost 120 years, workers at Sweet Candy have been making taffy, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, orange sticks, jelly beans and Cinnamonbears.

Learn more about Sweet Candy 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 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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  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement
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