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Mondelez Establishes Partnership To Protect Ghana Forests

17 Jan 2018 - Deerfield, IL — Mondelez International, Inc., the Forestry Commission of Ghana, Ghana Cocoa Board and the UN Development Programme have ...

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Ferrero Wins Bid To Acquire Nestle’s U.S. Candy Brands

16 Jan 2018 - Luxembourg — Nestlé S.A. has confirmed its U.S. confectionery business has been sold to The Ferrero Group and its affiliated ...

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Albanese Investing $33M In Indiana Plant

02 Jan 2018 - Hobart, IN — Albanese Confectionery Group, Inc. is planning a three-year, $33 million capital investment for its Hobart production facility and ...


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Elmer Chocolate

Ponchatoula, LA

Elmer Chocolate established its New Orleans roots in 1855 as the local kitchen of homemade chocolate, candy and snacks. More than 155 years later, the family-owned company is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of seasonal boxed chocolates and treats. Today, Elmer’s manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Ponchatoula, LA, employs more than 300 people.

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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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