News Topic: Press Release


Keefe, Clarey Receive National Confectioners Association Candy Dish Awards

Washington, DC (May 6, 2019) – Kevin Keefe, Director of Business Development at Shankman & Associates, and Shelly Clarey, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Adams & Brooks, will each receive a National Confectioners Association Candy Dish Award at the upcoming 2019 Sweets …

NCA Names Lynn Wylie Senior Director of Industry Affairs

WASHINGTON (April 15, 2019) – The National Confectioners Association today announced the appointment of Lynn Wylie as senior director of industry affairs, a new position focused on building and strengthening relationships with retail customers, wholesalers and distributors, to drive engagement and participation in industry …

Confectioners Reveal Sweet Insights for The Easter Holiday

WASHINGTON (April 1, 2019) – The National Confectioners Association today launched Easter Central, the one-stop shop for consumers seeking information and support about their favorite treats during the spring holiday. According to an NCA survey, more than 90 percent of Americans will include chocolate …

NCA to Honor Two Confectionery Leaders with Industry Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 4, 2019) – Celebrating contributions made to the chocolate and candy industry, the National Confectioners Association is pleased to announce that Cindy Maly from Casey’s General Stores and Stephanie Panzetta from Weis Markets are recipients of the 2019 Confectionery Leadership Awards. …

Valentine’s Day Central: More Reasons to Love a Sweet Holiday

WASHINGTON (January 28, 2019) – What’s sweeter than sharing treats with others – especially at Valentine’s Day? According to a National Confectioners Association survey, 80 percent of Americans say they plan to share chocolate and candy with friends, family and loved ones during this …

NCA Names the 2019 Future Leadership Class

Washington, D.C. (January 17, 2019) – NCA has announced the five young professionals for the 2019 Future Leadership Program. The 2019 class features individuals from both large and small manufacturers, a well-respected broker and a dynamic retailer. “The Future Leadership Program is a valuable …

NCA CEO Addresses Fine Chocolatiers About the Future of the Chocolate Category

WASHINGTON (January 14, 2019) – John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, spoke over the weekend at the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Elevate Chocolate event in San Francisco, Calif., sharing information about the future of the chocolate category. “There is no …

NCA’s Winter Holidays Central Unwraps Resources and Festive Facts

  More than 90% of Americans will share or gift chocolate and candy this holiday season WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2018) – The winter holidays are a time to celebrate with loved ones, and we know that chocolate and candy can add to the enjoyment of …

NCA CEO Addresses Importance of Transparency in Food Industry with Grocery Retailers

Confectionery leader shares industry vision for the future during the Halloween season WASHINGTON (October 29, 2018)–John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, today spoke at the GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas, Nev., about the need for transparency across the food industry, …

Halloween Central: The One-Stop Shop for Halloween Resources

Washington (October 1, 2018) – Ninety percent of Americans say that chocolate and candy make holidays like Halloween more fun, according to a recent National Confectioners Association survey. The survey also shows that more than 80 percent of parents monitor candy consumption or offer …