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Ferrero To Buy Ferrara Candy

19 Oct 2017 - Oakbrook Terrace, IL — Ferrero SpA has moved to acquire Ferrara Candy Co., Inc., the third-largest non-chocolate manufacturer in the ...

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Perfetti Van Melle Employees Give Back During Community Day

17 Oct 2017 - Erlanger, KY – Perfetti Van Melle USA closed its Erlanger and Hebron, KY, operations on September 18 to allow its ...

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Elmer Hosts Louisiana’s Manufacturing Week Kickoff Event

17 Oct 2017 - Ponchatoula, LA — During a ceremony held at the Elmer Candy Corp. production facility in Ponchatoula on September 28, Louisiana Gov. John ...


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Hawaiian Host

Honolulu, HI – Los Angeles, CA – Tokyo, JP

Hawaiian Host is the maker of Hawai‘i’s original and most famous chocolate covered macadamias. The founder of the company, Mamoru Takitani, first developed the recipe on the Island of Maui. Today, Hawaiian Host is the world’s #1 maker of chocolate covered macadamias with candy making facilities in Honolulu, Hawai‘i and Los Angeles, California, and a regional office in Tokyo, Japan.

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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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