NCA Names Brian M. McKeon As New Senior Vice President Of Public Policy

The National Confectioners Association announced that Brian M. McKeon has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of public policy. In this position, McKeon will lead the association’s government affairs strategy, oversee grassroots activities, manage the CandyPAC and focus on proactive efforts to influence public policy that impacts the confectionery industry.

Unwrap The Fun In June With National Candy Month

June is National Candy Month – and there’s no better way to celebrate getting back to the things we love than with chocolate and candy. Treats like chocolate, candy, gum and mints are a fun part of the summer months and liven up many celebrations, and this year in particular, their special role is more important than ever before.

NCA Unveils Annual State of Treating Report for 2021

The National Confectioners Association released its annual State of Treating report at its virtual State of the Industry Conference. Made possible by Blommer Chocolate Company, the 2021 report offers a full picture of the strength of the confectionery category – even during an unprecedented year.

Ferrero’s Paul Chibe Named Chairman of National Confectioners Association

The National Confectioners Association announced today that Paul Chibe, President and CEO of Ferrero North America, will assume the role of Chairman of the NCA Board of Trustees for a two-year term that begins immediately. Chibe most recently served as Vice Chairman and will take over for departing NCA Board Chairman Kirk Vashaw, Chairman and CEO of Spangler Candy Company.

Register Now for NCA’s 2021 Digital State of the Industry Conference

The National Confectioners Association’s annual State of the Industry Conference on March 9 is going digital for 2021, offering Ideas, Insights & Inspiration: Delivered.

Streamlined to provide high-level insights from the State of the Industry Conference’s most important sessions, the State of the Industry Conference will provide focused, actionable ideas to inspire the confectionery industry and delight confectionery shoppers, all without the need to board a plane.

Chocolate and Candy to Play Central Role in Valentine’s Day 2021

Valentine’s Day chocolate and candy can provide a fun way to connect with loved ones and promote little moments of joy during this unusual and uncertain time, according to a report from the National Confectioners Association. An overwhelming 86% of Americans report that they’ll share a gift of chocolate and candy this Valentine’s Day.

NCA Announces 2021 Future Leadership Class

The National Confectioners Association today announced the five confectionery industry professionals selected for the 2021 Future Leadership Program, which is dedicated to helping young professionals across the confectionery industry access networking and professional development opportunities to grow their careers.

“The Future Leadership Program has become a premier experience for young professionals in the confectionery industry,” John Downs, NCA president and CEO, said.