Associate supplier members of RCI provide products or services directly to the confectionery industry. By joining RCI, you have direct access to reach your target market of chocolate and candy makers.
Build relationships with your target market of retail chocolate and candy makers.
Exhibit at the Expo - Each summer hundreds of retail candy makers convene at the RCI Annual Convention & Industry Expo. Meet them face-to-face and introduce your products by exhibiting at the expo at a reduced member rate.
Partnerships & Sponsorships - We have partnership packages which provide recognition for your company throughout the year, or you may select from event specific sponsorships.
Education Courses - Place your materials directly in the hands of the confectioners you’re looking to reach by including catalogs and product samples in the course bags given to attendees during education courses. Course topics vary each year; recent courses focused on topics such as moulding, caramels and creams.
Expand Your Reach
We are here to help connect our candy making members with the suppliers they need to build successful businesses. One way we do that is provide avenues to help supplier members expand their brands.
Advertising - Advertising continues to be the leading way to reach your target market. Avenues for advertising with RCI include Kettle Talk, the Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide, Annual Convention Magazine and RCI NewsBrief.
Direct Access to Members - As a member, you receive the annual Membership Directory & Buyer’s Guide which includes member contact information and a guide of associate members providing materials, products and services used by confectioners. Mailed to members each year, this information is also available on our website when signed in as a member.
Events - In addition to the Annual Convention & Industry Expo each summer, we host regional conferences in fall and spring. Network with the confectionery professionals you’re trying to reach by attending at reduced member rates. Plus, new members receive $50 off full registration for events during the first year of membership. Learn more on our Events & Education page.