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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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Downs Touts Always A Treat Initiative In Forbes Q&A

15 Oct 2018 - Washington — NCA President and CEO John Downs highlighted the Always A Treat Initiative and the industry’s high-character leadership in an Q&A piece by Forbes.  “It’s a pleasure and a privilege to represent an industry that has these great treats with the emotional bond ...

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IT’SUGAR Launches Exclusive Stranger Things Line

15 Oct 2018 - Deerfield Beach, FL — Inspired by the Emmy-nominated Netflix series, IT’SUGAR is launching an exclusive Stranger Things confectionery line, according to the specialty retailer. The products incorporate key themes from the show, such as Gummy Waffles, Missing Barb Malted Milk Ball Cartons, Edible Slime from ...

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Elmer Chocolate Highlights Confectionery Careers During Manufacturing Day

11 Oct 2018 - Ponchatoula, LA — To give people an accurate view of today’s manufacturing environment and draw attention to career opportunities in the field, Elmer Chocolate invited students and teachers from nearby schools to tour its facility during Manufacturing Day. “We are extremely pleased to host an ...

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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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