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Hershey Named To Civic 50 List For Community Support

17 Jul 2018 - Hershey, PA — For the sixth consecutive year, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Civic 50 list, which recognizes America’s most community-minded companies, according to the candymaker. The annual recognition, hosted by Points of Light, highlights how companies with revenues of $1 ...

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Yuksek Steps Down As PVM North America President, CEO

16 Jul 2018 - Erlanger, KY – Mehmet Yuksek, president and CEO of Perfetti Van Melle North America, is stepping down effective August 17, according to the company. Mehmet has been with the company for more than 21 years. Fred King, CFO of the North American operation will serve as ...

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Dove Highlights Cocoa Supply Chain With Farmers Market

26 Jun 2018 - Los Angeles — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC’s Dove brand is detailing the chocolate-making journey with the first Cocoa Farmers Market, an interactive experience highlighting the bean-to-bar process, at Santa Monica Place. The company is partnering with actress Minka Kelly for the event. The ...


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Jelly Belly Candy Company

Fairfield, CA

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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