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The U.S. confectionery industry directly employs 55,000 Americans and supports hundreds of thousands jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries. Candy-making helps fuel the American economy.

NCA members are companies who manufacture the vast majority of chocolate, candy, gum and mints sold in the United States, plus the suppliers who provide those companies the equipment, ingredients, packaging and services they need to make candy, and brokers who act as third-part sales agents for the industry.

Candy is made in all 50 states and in more than 1,000 facilities across the nation. We create American products with American workers in cities and towns throughout the United States.

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Bartek Increases Malic Acid Production Capacity By 4K Tons Annually

15 Feb 2019 - Stoney Creek, Ontario — Bartek Ingredients Inc. has completed an expansion program at its Canadian malic acid facility that will add 4,000 tons a year to the production of the ingredient used to impart tartness in sour candy, the supplier reports. Bartek claims to ...

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Symrise Opens Dedicated Sweet Lab

14 Feb 2019 - Teterboro, NJ ­— Aiming to help customers throughout the development process, from concept to larger scale samples, Symrise NA has opened an expanded and redesigned Food & Dairy Application lab for confectionery, bakery, cereal and nutritional products, the supplier reports.  The spacious lab, which ...

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National Ad Campaign Highlights Improved Butterfinger Recipe

13 Feb 2019 - Glendale, CA — A national “Better Butterfinger” campaign has been launched to highlight the product’s reformulation using U.S.-grown peanuts, a rich chocolatey coating and double-layer packaging to improve freshness, according to Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. The campaign features a TV spot running across multiple ...

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Swatch of color corresponding to Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Indiana, Colorado, New York, Ohio, Minnesota, North Carolina, Texas, Connecticut, Utah, and Washington on the state map = Top 15 Confectionery Producing States

Based on total value of shipments according to 2007 Census data

 
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Members of the National Confectioners Association employ thousands of Americans in good-paying positions across the industry. Often in operation for several decades in the same cities and towns throughout America, candy manufacturers are a vital part of their communities.

You can be part of the story of candy here in the United States by becoming a member of NCA. Membership is open to companies who make or market candy in the USA, confectionery industry suppliers and confectionery brokers.

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