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Mount Franklin Appoints Grajeda President, CEO

01 Jul 2019 - El Paso, TX — Mount Franklin Foods, LLC has appointed Enrique Grajeda president & CEO, effective July 1. He takes over from Gary Ricco, whose retirement was announced in May. “Enrique has served as the chief financial officer since October of 2014 and has ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Downs Highlights Industry’s Significance To Economy, Well-Being In Op-Ed

26 Jun 2019 - Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs pointed out the important role the confectionery industry plays in the U.S. economy and “special moments with family and friends,” in a piece highlighting National Candy Month published on medium.com. “Nearly 54,000 Americans work in confectionery ...

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Celebrating A Century Of Claeys Candy

24 Jun 2019 - South Bend, IN — About half of all businesses shutter after five years, while 70 percent close after a decade, according to a Harvard Business School study. Claeys Candy, Inc. is bucking those trends, as the hard candy, chocolate and fudge purveyor is celebrating ...


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Torie & Howard, LLC

New Milford, CT

Torie & Howard is a producer of all-natural, organic candy designed to satisfy consumers with discriminating palates who crave healthy, yet indulgent, snacks. The company was launched by color consultant Torie Burke and interior designer Howard Slatkin in early 2012 with headquarters in New Milford, Conn., with a pledge to produce snacks in ways that are as health-friendly, eco-friendly and socially conscious as possible.

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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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