Transforming the Marketplace

National Confectioners Association

2017 Progress Report

Year Committed: 2017
Length of Commitment: 5 years

NCA is bringing together the leading chocolate and candy companies, including Mars Chocolate North America, Nestlé USA, Ferrara Candy Company, Ferrero, Lindt, Ghirardelli Chocolate, and Russell Stover Chocolates, to commit to voluntarily printing calorie information on the front of products and to making at least half of their single-serving products 200 calories or less.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Transparency: Voluntarily print calorie information on the front of products comprising at least 90% of their volume sales. (Note: Gift packs, very small sizes, gum and mints are excluded).
    • Progress To Date

      53.7% of SKUs have calorie information on front of pack (FOP).

    • Implementation Date

      December 2021
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017
    • Commitment Element

      Portion Guidance: Make at least half of their single-serving packaged products ('Instant Consumables') 200-calories or less per pack. (Note: Gift packs, gum and mints are excluded).
    • Progress To Date

      At baseline, 38.1% of Instant Consumable SKUs are ≤ 200 calories per pack.

    • Implementation Date

      December 2021
    • Reporting Date

      December 2017

Partner Statement

“America’s leading chocolate and candy companies are bringing consumers more information and more options in smaller pack sizes, as well as educational tools to help them make informed choices. By 2022, as part of an effort that we call the Always A Treat Initiative, 90% of the participating companies’ best-selling treats will have calorie information right on the front of the pack. More significantly, half of the portfolio of individually-wrapped products will soon be 200 calories or less per pack. It’s all part of our industry commitment to help consumers manage their sugar intake and to be good partners to our retail customers, helping them meet consumers where they want to be met.”