NCA Announces 2023 Future Leadership Program Class

The National Confectioners Association today announced six confectionery industry professionals selected for the 2023 Future Leadership Program. The program is dedicated to helping young professionals across the confectionery industry access networking and professional development opportunities to grow their careers.  

Get to Know Candy Consumers In New NCA Report

Non-chocolate candy is a consumer favorite during prosperous, inflationary and pandemic times, reveals the National Confectioners Association in a new report out today. The second-largest selling confectionery category, non-chocolate candy represents 32% of all U.S. confectionery dollar sales and growth is outpacing that of all other segments, reports data partner IRI.

Consumers Set To Spread Holiday Cheer By Gifting Chocolate and Candy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for the confectionery industry: the winter holidays. Chocolate and candy can play a role in year-round celebrations, but the $4.9 billion winter holidays season is where these treats shine, with more than half of Americans saying they plan to celebrate the season by gifting confectionery products.

BREAKING NEWS: There Is A Right Way to Enjoy Candy Corn

Is there a better debate than the one surrounding candy corn? Love it or hate it, consumers report that there is a right way to enjoy it – and the National Confectioners Association has done the heavy lifting in terms of public opinion research to get to the bottom of this burning question. A recent NCA survey found that 33% of candy corn loyalists nibble the narrow white end, just 16% start with the wider yellow end – and more than half of all consumers just go for it and eat the entire piece at once.

93% of Americans Plan to Celebrate the 2022 Halloween Season

Spooky, ooky, creepy and crawly? It must be Halloween – and this year, 93% of Americans intend to celebrate in a big way with plans to enjoy their favorite chocolate and candy treats, according to a recent survey from the National Confectioners Association. Whether consumers are enjoying new and innovative offerings or classic candy corn, confectionery is an iconic part of the season’s celebrations.