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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.

Industry/Member News & Related News

Candy & Snack Today | Industry | Member

White Chocolate Snickers Added Permanently To Everyday Portfolio

10 Dec 2019 - Hackettstown, NJ — Featuring the same peanut, caramel and nougat configuration as the original but covered in white chocolate, Snickers White is moving from a limited-edition to Mars Wrigley Confectionery US LLC’s permanent everyday line, the candymaker reports. This news follows Mars Wrigley launching ...

Candy & Snack Today | Industry | Member

Kopper’s Chocolate Debuting Seasonal Packs

06 Dec 2019 - Jersey City, NJ — Rolling out at the Winter Fancy Food Show, Kopper’s Chocolate is offering nine panned items in seasonal packaging for 2020. “We are excited to launch our premium panned seasonal favorites,” says David Braverman, general manager of Kopper’s Chocolate. “We took ...

Candy & Snack Today | Industry

Cargill Invests To Expand Cocoa Processing In West Africa

05 Dec 2019 - Amsterdam — Cargill, Inc. is investing more than $113 million to expand tis cocoa processing sites in Yopougon, Ivory Coast and Tema, Ghana, the supplier reports. The investment in Ivory Coast will increase capacity by 50 percent, with a significant share of the additional ...

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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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