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New Year’s PEEPSFEST® at SteelStacks in Pennsylvania

Thank you to Just Born Quality Confections for sponsoring PEEPSFEST® again this New Years! Bring your family on Dec 30th and 31st to SteelStacks in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for fun, excitement, 5k, cafe, arts and crafts, and the famous 4.5 foot tall PEEPS® Chick Drop!. Click to visit the SteelStacks PEEPSFEST®...
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USA Candy Factory Map goes live!

Looking for your family’s favorite confections for this holiday season? Want to know how candy is made? NCA’s The Confectionery Foundation will introduce a map of candy factory outlet stores, tours and company stores across the USA. Stop by for sweet gifts, tours and treats. Looking for a special holiday...
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RCI Chocolate Boot Camp registration opens

Learn the secrets of tempering chocolate and how to make your favorite meltaways, bark, truffles and ganache in Chocolate Boot Camp. This Retail Confectioners International comprehensive, hands-on course is taught by industry experts with years of experience. Participants will learn specifics of chocolate including prevention of bloom. This is a...
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Allured Fund continuing education grants are available

Select one of the many fine training opportunities in our industry for next year to help build your skills. The Allured Fund for Confectionery Education need-based grants provide financial help for industry members who wish to expand their food-science knowledge or confectionery skills through continuing education courses. Due dates are...
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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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Supermarket concept was game-changer like online shopping

100 years ago in 1916, Clarence Saunders, a flour and grain salesman, saw that consumers wasted time and grocers wasted money with the traditional style of rural shops. He invented the first self service supermarket called Piggly Wiggly in Memphis, Tennessee. The chain grew to 1,200 stores by 1923. Read...
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