Awards & Reviews

AACT announces John Kitt Memorial scholarship for 2017-2018

The American Association of Candy Technologists is proud to announce its annual food science/biological science scholarship award. The recipient receives $5,000.00, paid in two $2,500.00 installments after verification of enrollment. To qualify for the non-renewing John Kitt Memorial Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year, the student must meet the criteria,...
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Congratulations to NCSA’s Candy Hall of Fame Inductees

Congratulations to National Confectionery Sales Association’s 2016 class of inductees into The Candy Hall of Fame! Thank you for your lifetimes of contributions and leadership in our wonderful industry. Greg Cater of Sweets Candy Company, Shelly Clarey of Adams & Brooks, James Day of Esther Price Candies Corp., Vivian Farber...
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Announcing The Top 100 Global Confectionery Companies

Chocolate! Caramel! Truffles! Chewy! Chances are the companies that create some of your favorite confection flavors and textures are on Candy Industry Magazine’s list of Top 100 Candy Companies in the World. Read the delicious article by Editor-in-chief Bernie Pacyniak...
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Hershey invites inventors to create temp control packaging

Are you a FIRST Robotics Alum? A creative packaging designer? Hershey is looking for innovative ideas so it can better ship chocolate in warm climates and summertime. Welcome to supply chain crowdsourcing style. Read about the contest in this ZDNet article by Larry Dignan....
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NCA identifies most popular trends in confectionery

Premium chocolate, fruit-nut infusions, chewy, and mint are trending in confectionery. Flavors and unique packaging helped deliver fun and smiles faster than 184 other categories in the store. Read NCA Identifies the Most Popular Confectionery Trends of 2015. Stay on top of trends and attend Sweets and Snacks Expo 2016....
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NCA announces YPN Leadership Program

Five young professionals have been tapped as the first participants in NCA’s Future Leadership Program, which aims to support, educate, and improve access and opportunities for young industry members looking to advance their careers. The 2016 class is: Sarah Atkinson, director of marketing for Atkinson Candy Co.; Elizabeth Clair, national...
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