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Downs Speaks At United Fresh Produce Conference

18 Sep 2019 - Washington — During the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference, NCA President and CEO John Downs shared insights on strategic decision making, leadership and unconventional partnerships during the Venture Beyond the Fresh Produce Aisle session on September 16. “Companies, like trade associations, are decisions ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Downs Highlights Industry’s Unique Insights Into The Issues

09 Sep 2019 - As an industry made up of companies ranging from large multinationals, to mid- and small-sized manufacturers driven by the entrepreneurial spirit, confectioners can collectively offer a unique view on today’s economy and issues, wrote NCA President & CEO John Downs in a piece posted ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

NCA Now Accepting Applications For 2020 Future Leadership Class

06 Sep 2019 - Washington — NCA is accepting applications for its Young Professionals Network (YPN) 2020 Future Leadership Program, which provides support, education, access and opportunity as part of the year-long accelerated leadership initiative. Open to employees of NCA member companies and qualified retail customers who are under ...

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