Dollar General’s senior buyer of candy and snacks, Jennifer Dilts, has been named to the National Confectionery Sales Association’s 2022 Candy Hall of Fame, which recognizes individuals who serve and support the confectionery category and have dedicated their careers to the overall betterment of the industry.
“Jennifer has played an instrumental role in growing her category at Dollar General, and we are thrilled she was named to the prestigious National Confectionery Sales Association’s Candy Hall of Fame,” said Emily Taylor, Dollar General’s executive vice president and chief merchandising officer. “Jennifer continues to be a great leader within our organization, and on behalf of the entire merchandising team, I am excited to congratulate her on this exceptional recognition!”
Jennifer joined Dollar General more than two decades ago and has led numerous initiatives to grow the candy and snacks category while focusing on the Company’s core customer and mission of Serving Others.
“Individuals inducted into the Candy Hall of Fame represent the best of the best in the confectionery industry,” said Joe Melville, National Confectionery Sales Association (NCSA) President and Chief Growth Officer at Green Rabbit. “Their diverse backgrounds are a testament to the fact that you can share your passion, knowledge and excitement for this great industry regardless of your job title or function.”
The NCSA Candy Hall of Fame will honor 11 individuals during its 2022 induction ceremony later this year.
About the National Confectionery Sales Association:
The National Confectionery Sales Association, formed in 1899, is dedicated to recognition, fellowship, education and mentoring. The Candy Hall of Fame was founded in 1971 and recognizes lifetime career achievements in the confectionery industry, with induction based on dedication to the overall betterment of the industry.