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Yuksek Steps Down As PVM North America President, CEO

16 Jul 2018 - Erlanger, KY – Mehmet Yuksek, president and CEO of Perfetti Van Melle North America, is stepping down effective August 17, according to the company. Mehmet has been with the company for more than 21 years. Fred King, CFO of the North American operation will serve as ...

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Dove Highlights Cocoa Supply Chain With Farmers Market

26 Jun 2018 - Los Angeles — Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC’s Dove brand is detailing the chocolate-making journey with the first Cocoa Farmers Market, an interactive experience highlighting the bean-to-bar process, at Santa Monica Place. The company is partnering with actress Minka Kelly for the event. The ...

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Ferrara Awards $50K In Scholarships

21 Jun 2018 - Oak Brook, IL — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. has given 10 $5,000 scholarships to children of its employees, the candymaker report, as part of the Ferrara USA Scholarship Program that launched in 2017. “At the Ferrara Candy Company, we’re committed to ‘Sharing Goodness’ in 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.

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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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