About Our Members


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

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Godiva Creates COO Position To Drive Growth Strategy

25 Feb 2020 - New York — Brent Franks has been appointed COO for Godiva Chocolatier, Inc., a freshly created position developed to drive operational excellence across the company’s global footprint as it aims to move beyond formal gifting into new channels and categories, the candymaker reports. Franks ...

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Tony’s Chocolonely Gets Investment From Verlinvest, JamJar

24 Feb 2020 - Amsterdam — Verlinvest and JamJar have together taken a minority share in Tony’s Chocolonely, a leading chocolate bar brand in its native Netherlands. In addition to international growth, the funding will be used to develop Tony’s Chocolonely Chocolate Circus in Zaandam, The Netherlands. The ...

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Upcycled Food Association Establishing Certification Program

24 Feb 2020 - Denver — The Upcycled Food Association (UAF) has started the process to formally define “upcycled food,” with the goal of outlining the term and setting up a certification program to launch this fall, the organization reports. Established in October 2019, UAF was founded to ...

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Membership Benefits

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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