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Candy & Snack Today | Events

Little Debbie, Clif Bar Make Expo Debut

10 Jan 2017 - Washington, DC  – McKee Foods, maker of Little Debbie snacks, and Clif Bar & Co. will exhibit for the first time ...

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Smarties Candy Donates $25K For Classroom Projects

09 Jan 2017 - Union, NJ — Smarties Candy Co. has given $25,000 for classroom projects being presented at donorschoose.org as part of the ...

Candy & Snack Today | Data & Insights

Organic, Sugarfree To Drive Industrial Chocolate Market

06 Jan 2017 - London — The global industrial chocolate market is anticipated to grow 3 percent by 2021, with consumer demand for organic ...


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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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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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