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Industry Veteran, TV Personality Partnering On Specialty Shop

August 8, 2013
by candyandsnacktoday

Walnut Creek, CA — With some 1,800 square feet of retailer space and more than 1,400 SKUs, the first Kandyland specialty retail location is slated to open by the end of this year, according to company “Kandy Konsultant” and industry veteran Print Cates.

The retail store is the brainchild of Krystle Speets, confection enthusiast and subject of the one-hour TLC special Say Yes to the Dress: The Big Day, which airs August 9. Speets’ wedding featured an “over-the-top Willy Wonka, glam-inspired Kandy wonderland,” according to the company.

“It’s a candy store through and through, so it will have everything” Cates tells Candy & Snack TODAY. “But it will have this aura of glamour. There will be some clothing, jewelry and fun accessories. It will be this whole funky, really fun mix, but way over the top.”

He says Kandyland is looking to add locations in cities such as Las Vegas and LA, explaining: “The model lends itself to more of a glamorous setting, so we want to be in those types of environments.”

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