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Barry Callebaut Updates Three North American Facilities

18 Sep 2018 - Chicago — Barry Callebaut AG has completed several expansion projects, supported by a $30 million investment, at three of its North American facilities, the chocolate supplier reports. The updated sites include St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, which received a liquid chocolate line and enhanced capabilities for dairy-free ...

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Downs Highlights Power Of Sweet In Morning Consult Op-Ed

10 Sep 2018 - Washington —In an op-ed that ran in the Morning Consult, NCA president and CEO John Downs highlighted the important role the confectionery industry plays in the U.S. as well as its place in the lives of consumers across the country. The opinion piece hit ...

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Cargill Doubles Amount Of Sustainable Cocoa Sourced From Ghana

06 Sep 2018 - Accra, Ghana — Since establishing its own licensed buying company (LBC) in Ghana during 2016, Cargill, Inc. has doubled the amount of sustainable cocoa it sources from the country and more than 13,000 farmers are benefiting from the initiative, according to the supplier. Under the ...


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Jelly Belly Candy Company traces its roots back to 1869 when Gustav Goelitz began making candy in Belleville, Illinois. In 1898, Gustav’s sons formed their own company, which continues to operate today as Jelly Belly Candy Company. Today, Jelly Belly employs more than 700 people as the company remains family-owned and operated by the fourth, fifth and sixth generations of the family.

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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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