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2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo Sells Out

17 Apr 2017 - Washington — For the fifth consecutive year, the Sweets & Snacks Expo has sold out and a waiting list has ...

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Supervalu, United Grocers Enter Into Merger Agreement

11 Apr 2017 - Minneapolis — Bringing together two complementary organizations with roughly $16 billion in combined 2016 sales, Supervalu, Inc. has begun the ...

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Mars Investing $70M In U.S. Production Sites

03 Apr 2017 - Hackettstown, NJ — Mars Chocolate North America is investing $70 million in its U.S. supply chain, adding approximately 250 jobs ...


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R.M. Palmer Company

Reading, PA

R.M. Palmer Company has been crafting seasonal chocolate novelties since 1948 and is the largest producer of hollow chocolate bunnies in North America. More than 800 dedicated employees of this family-owned and operated business design, produce, package and ship more than 500 unique products from Palmer’s headquarters in West Reading, PA – making it one of America’s largest and most innovative confectioners. Through the years, R.M. Palmer has captured the nostalgia of the holidays with hand-decorated chocolate novelties that have transformed Easter baskets, Christmas stockings, and Valentine’s cards into fun memories.   

Learn more about R.M. Palmer Company and dozens of other NCA members as we work to document the hundreds of stories that comprise the U.S. candy industry.


About NCA
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Mission & Vision


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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The Value of NCA

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.

NCA works for you in four key areas:

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Industry Insights, Research and Education
  • Retail and Supply Chain Engagement
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