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

The “Agricultural Mafia” Is Alive and Well in the U.S. Sugar Program

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on November 14, 2019. Over the past two weeks, I’ve been reading in the New York Times about a scheme by many Central and Eastern European countries to take advantage of the billions of dollars given …

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Chocolate and Candy Makers in the Halls of Congress

*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on September 9, 2019. Confectionery manufacturers are coming to Washington, D.C., to unwrap the issues that matter to the companies that make Americans’ favorite great tasting treats. We represent the full confectionery industry: from large, global …

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Medium.com op-ed celebrates National Candy Month

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*The following piece was originally published on Medium.com on June 25, 2019. National Candy Month Makes June Even Sweeter There are many things that evoke happy memories during the summer months. Across the country, summers are filled with barbecues and baseball, trips to the …

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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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