Statement From The National Confectioners Association On Judge’s Decision To Allow for Harmful U.S. Sugar Merger To Continue

Statement From The National Confectioners Association On Judge’s Decision To Allow for Harmful U.S. Sugar Merger To Continue

WASHINGTON – Today, the National Confectioners Association released the following statement after a federal judge allowed U.S. Sugar’s acquisition of Imperial Sugar to proceed:

“This decision doesn’t change the fact that the U.S. sugar program still negatively impacts American consumers and food manufacturers. We encourage the Biden administration to continue to use all levers at their disposal to help make American food manufacturers more competitive with the rest of the world and bring the cost of food down in this country.”

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About the National Confectioners Association (NCA):
The National Confectioners Association is the leading trade organization for the U.S. confectionery industry, which generates $37.5 billion in retail sales each year. NCA advocates for an environment that enables candy makers to thrive and works to ensure that chocolate, candy, gum and mints are celebrated for their contributions to culture, society, the economy and everyday moments of joy. The industry employs nearly 58,000 workers in more than 1,600 manufacturing facilities across all 50 states and supports an additional 635,000 jobs in related fields. The U.S. confectionery industry has made a commitment to increasing transparency, providing more portion guidance options and educating consumers about the role of confectionery in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Learn more at CandyUSA.com or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.