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Spangler Acquires NECCO Brands, Expands Campus

24 Sep 2018 - Bryan, OH — Spangler Candy Co. has purchased the Sweethearts, Necco Wafers and Canada Mints brands, which the company says “were obtained following a series of transactions precipitated by the New England Confectionery Company (NECCO) bankruptcy. ” The company reports it has also purchased and ...

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Sour Punch Partners With Olympic Hopeful, Boys & Girls Club

21 Sep 2018 - La Porte, IN – American Licorice Co. is partnering its Sour Punch brand with elite American long jumper and Olympic hopeful Norris Frederick and the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana. Frederick, a Boys & Girls Club Alum, helped kick off the event ...

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Mondelez Employees Visiting Cocoa Communities On Skill-Exchange Mission

20 Sep 2018 - Deerfield, IL — Fifteen “Joy Ambassadors,” employees from Mondelez International, Inc., are going to Ghana on a two-week skills-exchange mission to learn about the challenges and opportunities facing farmers and share their business expertise to accelerate the impact of the company’s Cocoa Life sustainability program, ...


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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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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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