Our Mission

The National Confectioners Association advances, protects and promotes the confectionery industry.

The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the $35 billion U.S. confectionery industry, NCA educates the public to help ensure that it understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 55,000 workers in more than 1,000 manufacturing facilities across the country. More than 400,000 jobs in agriculture, retail, transportation and other industries rely in part on the sale of confections for their livelihood. For every one job that is created by confectionery companies, another seven are supported in related industries. Learn more about the “Power of Sweet” at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

CEO News

Leading Global Chocolate and Candy Companies Announce Commitment to Transparency, Portion Guidance, and Consumer Education

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By 2022, consumers will see more options in smaller packages with clear calorie labels from Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Nestlé, Ferrero, …

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The Future of Our Industry

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One of my favorite initiatives since I began my tenure at NCA has been the establishment of the Future Leadership …

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Americans Set to Enjoy Candy in Moderation this Holiday Season

A Q&A with National Confectioners Association President & CEO, John Downs   WASHINGTON (November 30, 2016) – This holiday season, …

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Meet NCA

Our Staff

Our staff of policy, communications, industry affairs and membership experts are the sweetest staff in Washington, D.C.

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Strategic Advisory Council

Executives from leading confectionery manufacturers serve on NCA’s Strategic Advisory Council.

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Board of Trustees

A representative group of NCA members – including domestic and international manufacturers, suppliers and brokers – govern the Association.

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Chocolate Council

NCA’s cocoa processors and chocolate makers are represented by this governing body.

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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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