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2019 Future Leadership Class Named By NCA

17 Jan 2019 - Washington, DC — Five young professionals representing both large and small manufacturers and a well-respected category broker and a dynamic retailer make up the 2019 Future Leadership Program class of 2019. The NCA program, launched in 2016,  provides support, education, access and opportunity to ...

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American Licorice Recognized As Top Company To Work For In U.S.

16 Jan 2019 - La Porte, IN – American Licorice Co. has been selected as one of the 2018 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in the Nation by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The award recognizes excellence in employee relations, innovation to motivate employees and the ability ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Downs Shares Future Of Chocolate At FCIA Event

14 Jan 2019 - San Francisco — NCA President and CEO John Downs detailed the importance of innovation, transparency and sustainability to the chocolate sector’s future during a speech at the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s (FCIA) Elevate Chocolate event in San Francisco this past weekend. He also announced the ...


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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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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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