Washington — NCA is now accepting nominations for the Confectionery Leadership Awards, which recognize retail and wholesale customers who excel at category management best practices, effective business collaborations and innovations in merchandising candy in stores.
NCA members are encouraged to nominate exceptional retail partners at CandyUSA.com for the awards, which were developed by the Association in collaboration with Candy & Snack TODAY. The deadline to nominations is October 25.
“The confectionery industry and its retailers are true partners in business,” says John Downs, NCA president and CEO. “Retail partners help our candy companies connect with shoppers and, in turn, the confectionery industry generates $36 billion in retail sales and supports more than 114,000 retail jobs. The Confectionery Leadership Awards recognize partners who deepen these vital relationships and celebrate the vibrancy of the chocolate and candy categories.”
The Confectionery Leadership Awards will be presented during the NCA State of the Industry Conference, taking place March 1 to 3 at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, FL. In addition to being recognized at one of the Association’s key events, recipients are also invited to participate in the Sweets & Snacks Expo’s Most Innovative New Product Awards taste panel and will be featured year-round in various NCA vehicles, including in-dept features in the March/April 2020 issue of Candy & Snack TODAY.