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
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.
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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.
Get those candy bowls ready early because 80% of people say they plan to trick-or-treat in 2021. In 2020, Americans found creative and innovative ways to share chocolate and candy as part of the season – from candy chutes to ziplines to homemade robots.
Are you wondering what Halloween candy to stock up on this year? The National Confectioners Association has revealed Americans’ favorite treats for the 2021 Halloween season.
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.
The Sweets & Snacks Expo started off strong with the announcement of the winners of the prestigious Most Innovative New Product Awards. These highly competitive awards recognize the most innovative candy and snack products and companies for their achievements and new products.
At last week’s Sweets & Snacks Expo, the first-ever NCA Woman of Influence Award was presented to Libby Taylor in recognition of her 27-year career at NCA and incredible impact on the confectionery industry.
After we’ve spent two years apart, this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo is going to be a big one for our industry, as thousands of industry experts and thought leaders convene in Indianapolis June 23-25 for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.