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NCA Future Leadership Program Class of 2019 Shares Insights

12 Feb 2019 - Washington, DC — The five young professionals, chosen from across the industry as the NCA Future Leadership Program Class of 2019, are revealing insights into the industry and how they hope to impact the future. The program  is part of the Association’s Young Professionals ...

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Mount Franklin Foods Breaks Ground On Manufacturing Facility

11 Feb 2019 - El Paso, TX — Mount Franklin Foods, LLC has begun construction of a 220,000-square-foot state-of-the-art candy manufacturing facility. The company says the new plant is part of a proactive strategy designed to ensure its continued success in meeting and exceeding production demand for its core ...

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Red Vines Campaign Promotes Random Acts Of Kindness

08 Feb 2019 - Union City, CA – American Licorice Co. has launched a campaign and consumer contest around its Red Vines brand encouraging acts of kindness, with the goal of bringing people together. According to the company, the program, titled Peace, Love & Vines, will serve as a platform for people to ...


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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.

Learn more about theJelly Belly Candy Company 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:

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