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Register Now for NCA’s 2021 Digital State of the Industry Conference

The National Confectioners Association’s annual State of the Industry Conference on March 9 is going digital for 2021, offering Ideas, Insights & Inspiration: Delivered.

Streamlined to provide high-level insights from the State of the Industry Conference’s most important sessions, the State of the Industry Conference will provide focused, actionable ideas to inspire the confectionery industry and delight confectionery shoppers, all without the need to board a plane.

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Chocolate and Candy to Play Central Role in Valentine’s Day 2021

Valentine’s Day chocolate and candy can provide a fun way to connect with loved ones and promote little moments of joy during this unusual and uncertain time, according to a report from the National Confectioners Association. An overwhelming 86% of Americans report that they’ll share a gift of chocolate and candy this Valentine’s Day.

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NCA Announces 2021 Future Leadership Class

The National Confectioners Association today announced the five confectionery industry professionals selected for the 2021 Future Leadership Program, which is dedicated to helping young professionals across the confectionery industry access networking and professional development opportunities to grow their careers.

“The Future Leadership Program has become a premier experience for young professionals in the confectionery industry,” John Downs, NCA president and CEO, said.

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Making Room for Creativity This Winter Holiday Season

This year, the COVID-19 pandemic will change how we celebrate the winter holidays, with many Americans opting to hold smaller celebrations or participate in safer, socially-distanced winter holiday traditions to celebrate the season.

However, that doesn’t mean that winter holiday celebrations are off the table.

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Safe and Sensational Seasonal Celebrations

In a recent survey, 85% of Americans said they believe people will find safe and creative ways to celebrate the winter holidays in 2020. If your traditional holiday plans will be different this year, there are still plenty of ways to make your seasonal celebrations a real treat for the whole family. As always, keep in mind guidance from the CDC and your local public health authorities.

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Chocolate & Candy Play Key Role in Safe & Creative Winter Holiday Celebrations

In this unusual year, people are seeking consistency and normalcy while celebrating the winter holidays even as they adopt COVID-19 safety precautions. 85% of Americans tell the National Confectioners Association that they are confident they will find creative and safe ways to celebrate the 2020 winter holidays and that they expect chocolate and candy to add some enjoyment to the holiday.

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NCA Releases Third COVID-19 Report Examining Seasonal Confectionery Trends

The National Confectioners Association announced today that the third report in its three-part series on COVID-19 confectionery shopping trends is now available. The report, titled Seasonal Confectionery Purchase Decisions: 2020, explores seasonal confectionery trends during the COVID-19 pandemic and rounds out the groundbreaking research series, which launched in October.

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