NCA (National Confectioners Association)

NCA (National Confectioners Association)
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Founded in 1884 in Chicago by representatives of 69 confectionery manufacturing firms, the National Confectioners Association (NCA) is one of the oldest, most respected trade associations in the world.

Over the years, the association has endeavored to provide the kind of vigorous leadership necessary for its members, which include domestic and international confectionery manufacturers and suppliers to the industry to meet the increasingly complex challenges and problems that have confronted the industry.

Washington, D.C. (September 21, 2017) – With the recent announcement of the Sweets & Snacks Expo being named to Trade Show Executive magazine’s Gold 100 list for the first time, the candy and snack industry’s recognition for its success has been unparalleled. While the Gold 100 includes the largest trade shows in the world, it also features those...

Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today joined the National Confectioners Association and executives from Lindt USA at the Lindt headquarters in Stratham, NH. The visit was an opportunity for Secretary Perdue to tour the manufacturing facility of a major employer in the state of New Hampshire, and...

Washington, D.C. (August 30, 2017) – Members of the National Confectioners Association are encouraged to nominate outstanding retail or wholesale customers for the 2018 Confectionery Leadership Award. The distinguished award recognizes the most innovative and passionate leaders and champions of the industry. The Confectionery Leadership Award,...

Washington, D.C. (August 8, 2017) – The The National Confectioners Association’s Future Leadership Program is now accepting applications for the class of 2018. Five deserving young professionals (40 and under) in the confectionery industry will be provided with support, education, access and opportunity throughout the year-long accelerated...

Washington, D.C. (August 7, 2017) – The Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, is now accepting proposals for its 2018 Sweet Insights educational slate. As the confectionery and snack industries’ signature trade event, the Sweets & Snacks Expo (May 22-24, 2018 at Chicago’s McCormick Place) is seeking thought leaders...

Washington, D.C. (July 27, 2017) – For the first time in its 20-year history, NCA’s Sweets & Snacks Expo has been named to Trade Show Executive’s Gold 100 list. Trade shows named to the Gold 100 list include the largest trade shows in the world as well as those that have a track record of excellence in their sectors. “Earning a coveted spot on the...

Washington, D.C. (July 10, 2017) – Industry professionals in attendance at this year’s Sweets & Snacks Expo were provided with 20 educational sessions that delivered the latest research, data and trends driving shopper behavior in the candy, snack and specialty categories. Year after year, NCA’s Sweet Insights program at Expo continues to...

Washington, D.C. (June 22, 2017) – The Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, announces the long awaited debut of the Most Innovative New Product Awards online gallery on SweetsandSnacks.com. The digital portal provides 2017 Expo registrants with access to all 360+ products submitted into this year’s awards...

Contact: Chris Gindlesperger 202-534-1440 WASHINGTON (June 12, 2017) — June is National Candy Month, and the National Confectioners Association will be helping Americans celebrate by highlighting sweet innovation in chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and spotlighting the men and women who make the special treats that have played a unique role in...

Washington, D.C. (June 7, 2017) – The 2017 Sweets & Snacks Expo, hosted by the National Confectioners Association, set an all-time attendance record for the second consecutive year as more than 18,000 industry professionals from nearly 90 countries were welcomed to McCormick Place to experience the latest trends and innovations in the candy and...