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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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Hershey Named To Civic 50 List For 7th Consecutive Year

18 Jun 2019 - Hershey, PA — For the seventh consecutive year, The Hershey Co. has been named to the Civic 50 list, complied by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, the candymaker reports. During 2018, Hershey reached nearly 11 million people through investments ...

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Specialty, Natural Brands Show Strength At Easter

17 Jun 2019 - Chicago — During Easter week, dollar sales for conventional candy brands were down 2.7 percent compared to the same period during 2018, according to SPINS, LLC, which reports during Easter week 2019 specialty and natural candy sales increased 1.3 percent. Specialty and natural items accounted ...

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Bartek Marks 50th Anniversary With Brand Refresh, Facility Investments

13 Jun 2019 - Stoney Creek, Ontario — Bartek Ingredients Inc. is unveiling a new brand identity at IFT Food Expo 2019 as the supplier of malic and fumaric acid marks its 50th anniversary. In addition to the refreshed logo, the company has also invested in its facilities and ...

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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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