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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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Seven Trends From Summer Fancy Food

19 Jul 2019 - New York — From the more than 200,000 products on displays, the Specialty Food Association (SFA) has culled the following seven trends from the 65th annual Summer Fancy Food Show. “It’s fascinating to observe the ever-evolving specialty food marketplace, which has grown into a nearly $150 ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

NCA Opens Call For 2020 Expo Speakers

17 Jul 2019 - Washington — NCA is accepting submissions for experts and thought leaders to speak at the 2020 Sweets & Snacks Expo, running May 19 to 21. Proposals can be submitted at sweetsandsnacks.com/call-for-speakers and the deadline is August 30. In addition to experience presenting in plain language ...

Industry | Member | Candy & Snack Today

CandyRific Inks Licensing Contract With Nickelodeon

16 Jul 2019 - Louisville, KY — CandyRific, LLC has been awarded the Nickelodeon contract for all future novelty fan sales, according to the candymaker. The deal will bear fruit this summer with the launch of PAW Patrol licensed fans, while SpongeBob SquarePants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles items ...

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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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