News Topic: Press Release


NCA Praises Pennsylvania and Ohio Governors for Thoughtful Leadership

National Confectioners Association President & CEO John Downs today released the following statement praising the leadership of Governor Wolf and Governor DeWine and calling on elected officials at all levels of government to follow their example: “As elected officials at all levels of government …

NCA Launches Brand New Research Report at 2020 State of the Industry Conference

WASHINGTON (March 2, 2020) – The National Confectioners Association today unveiled a new original research report, titled Sweet Insights: State of Treating 2020, at the annual State of the Industry Conference. The report combines shopper insights and sales results to provide a dynamic and …

Walmart’s Melody Phan Rich and Five Below’s Michael Smull Receive Confectionery Leadership Awards

WASHINGTON (February 4, 2020) – The National Confectioners Association and Candy & Snack TODAY have announced the recipients of the 2020 Confectionery Leadership Awards: Melody Phan Rich, Senior Buying Manager – Seasonal Candy, Walmart; and Michael Smull, Senior Buyer, Five Below. The Confectionery Leadership …

National Confectioners Association Reveals America’s Favorite Valentine’s Day Chocolate Filling

WASHINGTON (February 3, 2020) – Chocolate and candy are an iconic part of modern-day Valentine’s Day traditions. In fact, an overwhelming 87 percent of consumers across the country say they’re planning to celebrate the holiday by sharing a gift of chocolate or candy. But …

Have You Had Your Taste of The Sweet Life? New Videos from NCA’s Streaming Series Available Now

WASHINGTON (January 31, 2020) – The hit streaming series of 2019 is back with two brand new episodes – fun size and ready for binge watching. The Sweet Life offers viewers a dynamic, inside look at the people and companies that make America’s favorite …

NCA Expands Advocacy & Communications Capability with Two New Hires

WASHINGTON (January 16, 2020)—The National Confectioners Association today announced the appointment of two new staff members to new roles designed to bolster advocacy and communications activities. These new hires will expand the organization’s capability to tell the confectionery industry’s powerful narrative and highlight our …

NCA Announces 2020 Future Leadership Class

WASHINGTON (January 7, 2020) – The National Confectioners Association has announced the five young professionals for the 2020 Future Leadership Program, which is dedicated to helping young professionals across the confectionery industry access networking and professional development opportunities to grow their careers. “The Future …

Get a Taste of The Sweet Life with NCA’s New Video Series, Streaming Now

WASHINGTON (December 10, 2019) – Have you ever wondered who is responsible for making your favorite chocolate and candy? “The Sweet Life,” a new streamable video series releasing today, brings you inside chocolate and candy factories and introduces you to the people who make …

Digital Resource Provides Chocolate & Candy Consumers More Information, Options & Support This Holiday Season

WASHINGTON (December 2, 2019) – More than 90 percent of Americans say they plan to share or gift chocolate and candy during the winter holiday season, which means for some that this is the perfect time to think more actively about the role that …

NCA Launches Halloween Celebration with The Tommy Show

Washington, DC (October 28, 2019) – The National Confectioners Association is teaming up with The Tommy Show to bring the fun of Halloween treats to listeners in the Beltway and across the country. Join NCA on The Tommy Show any time between 7:00 AM …