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.
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.
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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Chicago — Research from Barry Callebaut shows consumers are open to trying plant-based chocolate, as the sector continues to show growth. The global research on plant-based indulgence across confectionery, bakery, pastry and ice-cream shows that 74 percent of respondents aged 18 to…
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During the fall meeting of the National Confectioners Association’s board of trustees on Tuesday, October 26, Barry Rosenbaum, president of Nassau Candy Distributors, presided over his first meeting as the new chairman of NCA’s board of trustees, moving from his previous position as the board’s vice chairman.
It might be a bit divisive – you either love it or you don’t – but there’s no more iconic treat to enjoy during the Halloween season than candy corn. And there is no greater debate in American households this time of year than deciding the “right” way to eat candy corn.
Fortunately, the National Confectioners Association recently released the definitive deep dive on how people enjoy this classic treat.
*The following op-ed originally appeared in Morning Consult on October 20, 2021.
This Halloween is going to be a blowout. Retailers are going strong on their Halloween sets with about 27 percent more seasonal items on display per store than in 2020. Consumers are planning to celebrate in a big way, including young parents – 93 percent of whom say they plan to celebrate Halloween this year. And sales of chocolate and candy are up 48 percent over 2020 and nearly 60 percent over 2019.
The 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 sales of chocolate and candy are up 48% over 2020 and nearly 60% over 2019.
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.
The National Confectioners Association released a new report today outlining the important and essential role confectionery manufacturing plays in the U.S. economy.
As summer comes to a close, confectioners and consumers alike are looking forward to our industry’s next big candy moment: Halloween! According to recent research from the National Confectioners Association, an overwhelming 93% of young parents say they have plans to celebrate Halloween this year.
The National Confectioners Association has announced that Farida Mohamedshah has been named the association’s new senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.