The Philadelphia National Candy Gift and Gourmet Show is sponsored by the Retail Confectioners Association of Philadelphia (RCAP). The RCAP, a non-profit Trade Association, was founded in 1918 for the purpose of sharing information and knowledge about candy making and retailing among Philadelphia area confectioners. Over the years, the local focus has expanded and the RCAP currently has over 300 active and associate members throughout the United States and Canada. Today these candy makers and suppliers still share information to maintain a very high quality chocolate and hard candy. The Association holds educational meetings, plant tours, a spring getaway tour, and two national candy, gift & gourmet trade shows and each year.