In response to an Illinois General Assembly committee hearing on a bill that would ban certain FDA-approved food additives, the National Confectioners Association released the following statement…
The National Confectioners Association announced today the winners of the Golden and Silver Candy Dish Awards. Mary Beth Lane, Partner & SVP, Alternative Vending at CA Carlin, is the 2024 Golden Candy Dish Award recipient, and Tony Jacobs, president and CEO at Bazooka Candy Brands, is the 2024 Silver Candy Dish Award recipient.
The National Confectioners Association announced today that Sarah Atkinson will join the organization as Vice President of Membership & Business Development. Atkinson has years of industry experience as a former NCA Future Leader and NCA board member.
The National Confectioners Association announced today that Sylvia Buxton, President & CEO of Perfetti Van Melle North America, is the 2024 Woman of Influence Award recipient. Created by NCA’s Women’s Leadership Group, the award honors a woman who has demonstrated superior leadership and industry mentorship, with a proven record of growth and influence in the confectionery industry.
WASHINGTON – The National Confectioners Association and Candy & Snack TODAY have announced the recipients of the 2024 Confectionery Leadership Awards: Dollar Tree’s Katie Alexander, category director; and Harris Teeter’s Susan Grassey, candy/general merchandise category manager. “Amid economic uncertainty and inflationary…
92% of Americans are embracing the sweet spirit of the Valentine’s Day season, saying they plan to share chocolate and candy with friends, family, and loved ones throughout the first half of February. The appeal of these treats remains strong as a symbol of affection, and the widespread enthusiasm for chocolate and candy underscores their role as a social currency that allows consumers to foster connections and create memorable moments.
The National Confectioners Association announced today that eight confectionery industry professionals have been selected for the 2024 Future Leadership Program. The program is dedicated to helping young professionals across the confectionery industry access networking and professional development opportunities to gain career experience.
There’s no clearer sign that the winter holidays are here than the emergence of candy canes on store shelves – but what is the “right” way to eat them? In a new consumer survey, the National Confectioners Association found that 55% of people start with the straight end, 28% go for the curved end first and 17% of consumers choose to break it into pieces. It makes sense that this debate heats up as the weather cools down: 93% of Americans say they plan to share chocolate and candy with friends and family for the winter holiday season.
In response to the announcement and unveiling of The White House 2023 holiday theme and decor by First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, the National Confectioners Association released the following statement from Christopher Gindlesperger, NCA’s Senior Vice President of Public Affairs & Communications. NCA is a key collaborator with The White House, helping bring the “Magic, Wonder and Joy” of the winter holidays to life throughout the executive residence.
Throughout the year, American consumers look forward to celebrating their favorite holidays and seasons with friends and family. Whether it’s exchanging heart-shaped chocolate boxes on Valentine’s Day or roasting s’mores around a summer bonfire, chocolate and candy play an important role in these special moments and seasonal celebrations.
In response to an October 25, 2023 Consumer Reports article on chocolate and cocoa, the National Confectioners Association released the following statement:
“Chocolate and cocoa are safe to eat and can be enjoyed as treats as they have been for centuries. Food safety and product quality remain our highest priorities and we remain dedicated to being transparent and socially responsible.”