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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

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Downs Highlights Industry’s Significance To Economy, Well-Being In Op-Ed

26 Jun 2019 - Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs pointed out the important role the confectionery industry plays in the U.S. economy and “special moments with family and friends,” in a piece highlighting National Candy Month published on medium.com. “Nearly 54,000 Americans work in confectionery ...

Industry | Member | Candy & Snack Today

Hershey Bringing Iconic Flavors To Dunkin Donuts

25 Jun 2019 - Canton, MA — The Hershey Co. is teaming with Dunkin Donuts to bring Kit Kat, Heath and cookies ‘n’ cream flavors to bakery and beverages at the coffee chain. The limited-edition offerings include Kit Kat Coolattas, a vanilla bean beverage mixed with pieces of ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

NCA Celebrates Candy Month With Treat Drops At Metro Stops

21 Jun 2019 - Washington — As part of the National Candy Month celebration, NCA staff handed out treats at four of the busiest Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority stops to “bring a little enjoyment to the morning” for commuters in the nation’s capital, according to the Association. ...

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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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