News Topic: CEO


It’s not enough to say you’re hurrying help to small businesses

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on March 19, 2020. Small businesses are part of the nation’s critical infrastructure, and at times like these, it’s the multigenerational businesses in our communities, like restaurants, ice cream shops, theaters, independent clothing stores and others …

The “Agricultural Mafia” Is Alive and Well in the U.S. Sugar Program

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on November 14, 2019. Over the past two weeks, I’ve been reading in the New York Times about a scheme by many Central and Eastern European countries to take advantage of the billions of dollars given …

Chocolate and Candy Makers in the Halls of Congress

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on September 9, 2019. Confectionery manufacturers are coming to Washington, D.C., to unwrap the issues that matter to the companies that make Americans’ favorite great tasting treats. We represent the full confectionery industry: from large, global …

Medium.com op-ed celebrates National Candy Month

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on June 25, 2019. National Candy Month Makes June Even Sweeter There are many things that evoke happy memories during the summer months. Across the country, summers are filled with barbecues and baseball, trips to the …

Collaboration Ensures Chocolate Category’s Future

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com. The winter holidays are a special time of year for the chocolate and candy industry. From hanging candy canes on Christmas trees to gifting fine chocolate, celebrating the season with the products we represent is an annual tradition …

Downs to Global Chocolate Leaders: Be Radically Open Minded

This week, I was honored to address a group of global industry leaders at the annual CHOCOVISION conference in Davos, Switzerland. What follows is an excerpt from my speech to more than 200 delegates representing senior executives and key stakeholders from around the world. …

It’s Time to Modernize the Outdated Sugar Program

We know that modernizing the sugar program this year will be a challenge, but this is a public policy fight to ensure a level playing field for the small, family-owned businesses and American manufacturing workers and their families who are bedrock to our economy. …

The Powerful Story of Our Industry

At NCA’s State of the Industry Conference in March, I was inspired by the energy, engagement and optimism exhibited as we move toward our vibrant future. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, our industry plays an important role in the U.S. economy. We create …

Congress Could Make This the Last Holiday Season of Artificially High Commodity Costs for American Food Manufacturers

WASHINGTON (Dec. 19, 2017) – As families gather together this month to celebrate the holidays and enjoy treats like chocolate and candy during their holiday celebrations, food companies of all sizes are calling on Congress to reform the costly and outdated U.S. sugar program. …

Leading Global Chocolate and Candy Companies Announce Commitment to Transparency, Portion Guidance, and Consumer Education

By 2022, consumers will see more options in smaller packages with clear calorie labels from Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Nestlé, Ferrero, Lindt, Ghirardelli, Russell Stover, and Ferrara Candy Company. WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 11, 2017)—Five leading global chocolate and candy companies are coming together to provide …