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Candy & Snack Today | Industry

Online Gallery Showcases 360+ Most Innovative New Product Award Submissions

25 Jun 2017 - Washington, DC — A complete gallery of all of the more than 360 products submitted for the 2017 Sweets & Snacks ...

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New Haribo Plant Means Jobs For Wisconsin

22 Jun 2017 - Rosemont, IL — Building its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Haribo of America, Inc., part of Germany’s Haribo GmbH, anticipates the project ...

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Dollar General Names Wenkoff CIO

21 Jun 2017 - Goodlettsville, TN — Carman Wenkoff has been named executive vice-president and chief information officer (CIO) for Dollar General Corp., replacing ...


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R.M. Palmer Company

Reading, PA

R.M. Palmer Company has been crafting seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948 and is the largest producer of hollow chocolate bunnies in North America. More than 800 dedicated employees of this family-owned and operated business design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique products from Palmer’s headquarters in West Reading, PA – making it one of America’s largest and most innovative confectioners. Through the years, R.M. Palmer has captured the nostalgia of the holidays with hand-decorated chocolate novelties that have transformed Easter baskets, Christmas stockings, and Valentine’s cards into fun memories.   

Learn more about R.M. Palmer Company and dozens of other NCA members as we work to document the hundreds of stories that comprise the U.S. candy industry.


About NCA
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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:

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Industry Insights, Research and Education
  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement
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