New Data Shows 2021 Halloween Chocolate and Candy Sales Are Up

he 2021 Halloween season is full of excitement, as chocolate and candy sales are up and consumers are ready to maximize their fun during the Halloween season. Retailers are going strong on their Halloween sets, with about 27% more seasonal items per store than in 2020. Consumers are planning to celebrate in a big way, including young parents – 93% of whom say they plan to celebrate Halloween this year. And s

NCA Reveals What Chocolate Lovers Want

Today, the National Confectioners Association released a new report exploring chocolate consumption patterns and preferences titled Getting to Know Chocolate Consumers 2021: Exploring Consumer Demographics, Consumption Preferences and Shopping Habits for Mainstream, Premium and Fine Chocolate.

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.