The Economic Impact and Leadership of America’s Confectionery Industry
Manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum and mints directly employ nearly 54,000 people across the United States, with more than 550,000 jobs supported in related industries, including agriculture, retail, transportation and more. Read the press release on NCA’s 2018 economic impact report.
POWER OF SWEET IN THE STATES
Learn more about how confectionery manufacturing is impacting the economy in your state by clicking on the map below.
ALWAYS A TREAT INITIATIVE
America’s leading chocolate and candy companies are committed to providing consumers with information, options and support as they enjoy their favorite treats. In the next few years, consumers will see tangible changes in the marketplace as a result of our Always A Treat Initiative, including the availability of smaller pack sizes, portion guidance and clear calorie labels right on the front of the pack. Announced in May 2017, this initiative is a five-year commitment with the Partnership for a Healthier America, a highly regarded nonprofit organization that will help us track and verify this meaningful initiative. Our progress will be monitored and reported to PHA in conjunction with a well-respected, nonpartisan policy research organization called the Hudson Institute. Learn more.