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Hershey Makes Progress On Ingredient Transition, Transparency

18 Aug 2016 - Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. has reached several milestones in its transition to offering products with familiar ingredients, according ...

Candy & Snack Today | Industry

McLane Launches Mobile Ordering App

17 Aug 2016 - Temple, TX — Premium Order Management Suite, a mobile app for Android and Apple devices, is McLane Co., Inc.’s latest ...

Candy & Snack Today | Data & Insights

Brazil Rises As Confectionery Market Hot Spot

16 Aug 2016 - Rio De Janeiro — As the eyes of the world are on Brazil with the Olympic games this summer, so ...


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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.

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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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