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Taxpayers Protection Alliance Joins Fight For Sugar Reform

30 Jun 2016 - Washington — The Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) has joined the Coalition For Sugar Reform in its crusade to get Congress to ...


Candy Industry Continues to Sweeten Lives in Baltimore

29 Jun 2016 - An Op-Ed by Mitchell Goetze  This month, Baltimoreans celebrate National Candy Month, where we will enjoy the tasty treats of ...

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Senate Makes Progress On GMO Labeling

24 Jun 2016 - Washington — Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) have reached an agreement on ...


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Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc.

Merrillville, IN

Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. started, like many small entrepreneurial companies do, with mom, dad, grandma and grandpa opening a small candy store, in the recession of 1983 in Merrillville, Ind. Now, 28 years later, led by Scott and Debbie Albanese, this family-owned and operated business is famous for manufacturing the World’s Best Gummies and employs close to 300 people. The family-owned business sees a bright future of continued growth and job opportunities for the Northwest Indiana community.

Learn more about Albanese 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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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
  • Communications
  • Industry Insights, Research and Education
  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement
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