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National Confectioners Association

Chocolate, candy sales hit all-time high

Chocolate, candy sales hit all-time high

AVENTURA, Fla. — Chocolate and candy sales in 2021 were up 11% over 2020 and 15.4% over 2019, according to the third annual State of Treating report published by the National Confectioners Association. The report, released Monday at the 2022 State of the Industry Conference, said confectionery category hit $36.9 billion in retail sales in 2021 and is projected

NCA adds McCroddan and Jordan to team

NCA adds McCroddan and Jordan to team

WASHINGTON – The National Confectioners Association has added two new staff members: Steve McCroddan as chief financial officer, and Kyle Jordan as vice president of membership & meetings. McCroddan brings more than 20 years of association experience to his new role at NCA. Previously, he served as the CFO of both the Consumer Brands Association

Mars Wrigley to debut sweets, snacks at NCA expo

Mars Wrigley to debut sweets, snacks at NCA expo

HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. — Mars Wrigley Confectionery is debuting dozens of new product and packaging launches across its most popular brands at the National Confectioners Association (NCA) Sweets & Snacks Expo in Chicago this week. In addition, Mars Wrigley Confectionery said it would share industry-leading insights in category management research and best practices. “Consumers today are looking for a holistic