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 U.S. confectionery industry, NCA helps ensure the public 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 54,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. For every job created in confectionery manufacturing, another ten are supported in related industries. America’s leading chocolate and candy companies support the Always A Treat Initiative, a commitment to transparency, portion guidance and choice, and consumer education. Learn more at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

CEO News

Downs to Global Chocolate Leaders: Be Radically Open Minded

This week, I was honored to address a group of global industry leaders at the annual CHOCOVISION conference in Davos, Switzerland. What follows is an excerpt from my speech to more than 200 delegates representing senior executives and key stakeholders from around the world. …

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It’s Time to Modernize the Outdated Sugar Program

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We know that modernizing the sugar program this year will be a challenge, but this is a public policy fight to ensure a level playing field for the small, family-owned businesses and American manufacturing workers and their families who are bedrock to our economy. …

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The Powerful Story of Our Industry

lollipops and hard candy

At NCA’s State of the Industry Conference in March, I was inspired by the energy, engagement and optimism exhibited as we move toward our vibrant future. Making chocolate, candy, gum and mints, our industry plays an important role in the U.S. economy. We create …

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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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