Nominations Are Open For 2022 Confectionery Leadership Awards

Washington — Nominations are being accepted for the 2022 Confectionery Leadership Awards, which recognize top retail or wholesale buyers, category managers and executives. The awards were established by NCA and Candy & Snack TODAY in 2011.

Over the past year, retail and wholesale buyers, category managers and retail executives have been at the forefront of creativity and innovation in the confectionery industry as shoppers continue to find new ways to engage with the category and purchase their favorite treats, the Association notes. 

Nominees must:

  • Leverage leadership, experience and insights to move the confectionery industry forward in today’s competitive landscape;
  • Build relationships and grow new business with confectionery manufacturers and shoppers;
  • Drive best practices at retail and within the supply chain;
  • Model category promotion, product and merchandising innovation and cross-functional collaboration for other retailers and wholesalers.

The Association will promote the Confectionery Leadership Award winners throughout the year, include in exclusive features in Candy & Snack TODAY. The awards will be at NCA’s State of the Industry Conference

Deadline for nominations is November 19. To see a list of past recipients visit