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Downs Touts Always A Treat Initiative In Forbes Q&A

15 Oct 2018 - Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs highlighted the Always A Treat Initiative and the industry’s high-character leadership in an Q&A piece by Forbes.  “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to represent an industry that has these great treats with the emotional bond ...

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Elmer Chocolate Highlights Confectionery Careers During Manufacturing Day

11 Oct 2018 - Ponchatoula, LA — To give people an accurate view of today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to career opportunities in the field, Elmer Chocolate invited students and teachers from nearby schools to tour its facility during Manufacturing Day. “We are extremely pleased to host an ...

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First Source Donates To Hurricane Florence Recovery Efforts

10 Oct 2018 - Toano, VA — To help aid recovery efforts in North Carolina following Hurricane Florence, First Source, LLC has donated 10 pallets of products, while its employees have given necessary items such as clothing, money and toiletries. The company partnered with END22 and the organization’s volunteers, ...


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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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