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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.

Industry/Member News & Related News

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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 ...

Industry | Candy & Snack Today

Nestlé Japan Debuts Cacao Fruit Chocolate Made Without Refined Sugar

16 Jul 2019 - Kobe City, Japan — Made with white pulp and beans from cocoa pods, Cacao Fruit Chocolate is being introduced under the KitKat line from Nestlé Japan this fall, according to the CPG company, which notes the chocolate has no refined sugar. Nestlé reports it ...

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Cocoa Product Sales To Grow 3.1% Through 2026

11 Jul 2019 - Portland, OR — Worldwide sales for cocoa products are anticipated to reach $30.2 billion in 2026, representing a 3.1 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), according to Allied Market Research, which reports the sector generated $24.5 billion in sales during 2019. Innovations in confectionery products, ...

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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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