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Sales Of Chocolate and Candy Hit All-Time High

Despite two years of incredible changes, consumers are still engaging with their favorite treats. In 2021, chocolate and candy sales were up 11% over 2020, and up 15.4% over 2019 as consumers increasingly focused on seasonal celebrations, sharing and gifting, and emotional well-being, according to the third annual State of Treating report published by the National Confectioners Association.

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This Blogger Gets It Right When It Comes to Treating

At NCA, we have many conversations with our member companies, consumers, politicians and other stakeholders about what it means to treat as part of a happy, balanced lifestyle and how confectionery’s impact on emotional well-being is connected to physical well-being.

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NCA Announces 2022 Future Leadership Program Class

The National Confectioners Association has announced the eight members joining the 2022 class of its Future Leadership Program, which is dedicated to helping young professionals across the confectionery industry access networking and professional development opportunities to grow their careers.

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Kelly O’Donnell Appointed Director of NCA’s CandyPAC

The National Confectioners Association announced today that Kelly O’Donnell has joined NCA’s Public Policy & Government Affairs team as PAC director. In this role, she will support NCA’s political efforts and manage NCA’s CandyPAC, the confectionery industry’s political action committee and one of the top food & beverage PACs.

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What Would the Holiday Season Be Without Chocolate and Candy?

For centuries, classic confectionery treats – like candy canes, Hanukkah gelt and peppermint bark – have brought holiday cheer to American families as they celebrate the winter holidays.
Gifting chocolate and candy and sharing these treats with loved ones makes the season even more special, and even with all of the joy brought about by gifting and sharing their favorites, consumers understand that chocolate and candy are treats.

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