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Candy Makers Share Five Not-So-Scary Facts About Halloween

18 Oct 2016 - Washington (Oct. 18, 2016) – Halloween is a holiday filled with traditions, often with candy as the centerpiece of the ...

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Hershey CEO Bilbrey To Retire, Successor Being Sought

14 Oct 2016 - Hershey, PA — John P. Bilbrey, chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Hershey Co. intends to retire effective July 1, 2017, the company reports. Following his retirement, ...

Candy & Lifestyle

Halloween Tricks to Help You Enjoy Your Treats

13 Oct 2016 - Candy has been a special part of Halloween since Americans first embraced the tradition of trick-or-treating in the 1950s. The ...

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Brach's Autumn Mix box

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.

Learn more about Ferrara 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 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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