Cocoa, Chocolate and Confectionery Alliance (CCCA), Manufacturing Confectioners' Alliance (MCA) and associated bodies

Scope and Content

This collection includes: memoranda and articles of association; papers relating to constitution; minutes of board, council, general meetings and committees; year-end accounts files; 'The Alliance Journal', annual reports and other publications; 'Research records' [British Association of Research for the Cocoa, Chocolate, Sugar Confectionery and Jam Trades].

Administrative / Biographical History

The Manufacturing Confectioners' Alliance was founded at York in 1901. It was incorporated as a limited company in 1912 and was further reorganised in 1919. With effect from February 1946 it was reconstituted under the name of the the Cocoa, Chocolate and Confectionery Alliance.

The Cocoa and Chocolate (War Time) Association and Sugar Confectionery (War Time) Association were set up in 1941 to implement supply and price controls in conjunction with the Ministry of Food. They were finally wound up at the end of 1953 following the end of rationing of chocolate and sugar confectionery in February of that year.

With effect from June 1981, the CCCA and the Cake and Biscuit Alliance (CBA) merged their administrative services whilst retaining their invdividual identities.

With effect from 2 January 1987, the CCCA and CBA merged to form the Biscuit Cake Chocolate and Confectionery Alliance.

Access Information

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

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Related Material

The Centre also holds the archives of the Cake and Biscuit Alliance Limited and the Biscuit, Cake, Chocolate and Confectionery Alliance (which includes records inherited from the CCCA).