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Mars Launches Sustainable In A Generation, Plans $1B Investment

07 Sep 2017 - McLane, VA — Mars, Inc. is investing $1 billion in the coming years to support its Sustainable in a Generation ...

Candy & Snack Today

NCA’s Downs Speaks Out On Sugar Reform In Orlando Sentinel

01 Sep 2017 - Washington, DC — The Orlando Sentinel, in anticipation of the upcoming discussions on farm bill and the topic of sugar ...

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NCA and Lindt Host U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for Chocolate Manufacturing Facility Tour

31 Aug 2017 - Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined the National Confectioners Association and executives ...


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Hawaiian Host

Honolulu, HI – Los Angeles, CA – Tokyo, JP

Hawaiian Host is the maker of Hawai‘i’s original and most famous chocolate covered macadamias. The founder of the company, Mamoru Takitani, first developed the recipe on the Island of Maui. Today, Hawaiian Host is the world’s #1 maker of chocolate covered macadamias with candy making facilities in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and Los Angeles, California, and a regional office in Tokyo, Japan.

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

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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:

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  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement
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