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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 CFO, SVP Little To Retire In 2019

16 Aug 2018 - Hershey, PA — Patricia Little, senior vice-president and chief financial officer (CFO) for The Hershey Co., intends to retire in the spring of 2019. She has held the CFO role since joining the company in 2015, according to the candymaker. “Patricia has been a ...

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‘Cobots,’ Big Data To Drive Packaging Robotics Market

13 Aug 2018 - Dublin — Collaborative robots, “cobots,” big data and factors such as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) are anticipated to drive the global food packaging robotics market, according to Research and Markets. The sector is expected to grow more than 10 percent by 2022. The ...

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Hershey, Mars Wrigley Offerings Among Parents’ Most Loved Brands

10 Aug 2018 - New York — A number of lines from The Hershey Co. and Mars Wrigley Confectionery U.S., LLC were ranked in the top 25 brands U.S. parents “love the most,” according to a survey from research company Smarty Pants, LLC. Hershey’s namesake brand ranked fifth, while ...

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Based on total value of shipments according to 2007 Census data

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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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