More than two-thirds of NCA members are small- or medium-sized companies, many of them in their third, fourth or even fifth generation of family leadership. This month, to honor National Candy Month (#nationalcandymonth), we’ll be sharing a number of stories from companies whose innovation and passion keeps them relevant even after nearly one hundred years of confectionery operations.
Our first story comes from Atkinson Candy Company in Lufkin, Texas. For President Eric Atkinson, candy truly is a family affair. His grandfather started the company in 1932 and today Eric is pleased to work alongside his daughter Sarah, the company’s Director of Marketing.