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The Value of NCA

NCA is committed to advancing, promoting and protecting the confectionery industry. Through advocacy and regulatory guidance, communications, industry insights, and retail and supply chain engagement, we are strengthening public understanding and appreciation of candy’s unique role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

ADVOCACY AND REGULATORY GUIDANCE: NCA serves as your voice in Washington when it comes to influencing and understanding the laws that impact your business. We help your company understand and implement the complicated regulations required to stay in compliance with food safety laws that protect the public and inform consumers. We have the right relationships with key public policy decision makers and we know how to get results.

COMMUNICATIONS: NCA protects and promotes the industry’s reputation with media and thought leader influencers, and creates an environment in which your products are celebrated as honest, authentic, transparent and fun treats. We have a rapid response capability that provides early alerts and allows us to effectively manage crisis communications and challenges for our industry.

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS, RESEARCH & EDUCATION: NCA members are given exclusive access to domestic and global data, trends and valuable analytics that will help position your company as a leading insights provider, offering your customers solutions that support their needs.

RETAIL & SUPPLY CHAIN ENGAGEMENT: NCA can open doors to new business around the world and provides networking opportunities for your company through events like our Sweets & Snacks Expo and State of the Industry Conference, and through resources like our Buyer’s Guide. As a member of NCA, everyone in the supply chain – manufacturers, brokers and suppliers – has unparalleled access to their key customer base.

How to Join

Click below to learn more about the benefits of each membership category and to download the application.