John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, spoke over the weekend at the Fine Chocolate Industry Association’s Elevate Chocolate event in San Francisco, Calif., sharing information about the future of the chocolate category.
“There is no end in sight to the emotional and social connections consumers have with chocolate,” Downs said. “But that does not shield us from the same disruptions that face other industries. We need to be radically open-minded about these challenges, while still being mindful of the opportunities they present. The industry is poised for growth – if we stay focused on meeting consumer needs and embracing the opportunities presented to us, growth will come.”
The sweetest – and savoriest – show of the year is fast approaching. The 22nd annual Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, is the largest show in North America representing the confectionery and snacking industries.
The National Confectioners Association announced the launch of the brand new Winter Holidays Central digital hub to share fun facts and resources for consumers seeking to manage their sugar intake, and learn how wintertime treats can play a unique role in holiday traditions.
John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, today spoke at the GroceryShop conference in Las Vegas, Nev., about the need for transparency across the food industry, and outlined ways in which the confectionery industry is empowering consumers to make informed choices.
With parents in mind, NCA has launched a brand-new digital resource to give them the tools they need to help reinforce the unique role that chocolate and candy can play at Halloween in particular.
The confectionery industry helps to create more than 600,000 American jobs, according to a new report released today by the National Confectioners Association. Manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum and mints directly employ nearly 54,000 people across the United States, with more than 550,000 jobs supported in related industries, including agriculture, retail, transportation and more.
Members of the National Confectioners Association are encouraged to nominate their most exceptional retail and wholesale customers for the 2019 Confectionery Leadership Award. The esteemed award showcases the most innovative and passionate champions of the industry.
National Confectioners Association (NCA) President & CEO John Downs today announced the promotion of three key senior leaders that will unlock operational efficiency and effectiveness, bolster the membership value proposition, and continue to enhance the organization’s advocacy, communications, industry affairs, and regulatory support for the 620 manufacturers, suppliers and brokers that are members of NCA.
The National Confectioners Association and its Young Professionals Network have opened the call to apply for the 2019 Future Leadership Program. Selected individuals will be provided with support, education, access and opportunity throughout the year-long accelerated leadership program.
John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, this week spoke at the annual CHOCOVISION conference in Davos, Switzerland. In his speech to senior leadership in the chocolate industry, Downs addressed the future of confectionery.
For the month of June, join the National Confectioners Association in enjoying the authentic, fun treats that chocolate and candy companies have been producing for more than 100 years.