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Quality Candy Buys FB Washburn, Sevigny’s Hard Candy Brands

09 Jan 2020 - Henderson, NV — Quality Candy Co., LLC has purchased the FB Washburn and Sevigny’s hard candy and candy ribbon brands from FB Washburn Candy Corp. along with some manufacturing equipment. Laurie Redmond, president and co-CEO of Quality Candy says the purchase was motivated by ...

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Jelly Belly Buying Gimbal’s Jelly Bean, Associated Brands

20 Dec 2019 - Fairfield, CA — Jelly Belly Candy Co. has entered into an asset purchase agreement for Gimbal Brother’s, LLC’s jelly beans as well as associated brands including Scottie Dogs licorice and other chewy candy items from Highlander Partners. The deal is expected to close at ...

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Changes Made In Hershey Executive Management Team

18 Dec 2019 - Hershey, PA — The Hershey Co. is adding four individuals to its executive management team, according to Michele Buck, chairman, president and CEO of the company. “Our strong momentum over the course of 2019 positions the company well as we plan for 2020,” says ...

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Elmer Chocolate

Ponchatoula, Louisiana

Elmer Candy Corporation established its New Orleans roots in 1855 as the local kitchen of homemade chocolate, candy and snacks. More than 155 years later, the family-owned company is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of seasonal boxed chocolates and treats and is the second-largest manufacturer of the iconic Valentine’s Day heart-shaped box in the country. Now located in Ponchatoula, La., 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, Elmer Chocolate distributes its boxed chocolates to most major U.S. retailers for Valentine’s Day with additional distribution in Canada, Mexico and Central America.

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The National Confectioners Association advances, protects and promotes the confectionery industry.

The public understands and appreciates candy’s role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

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NCA is committed to advancing, promoting and protecting the confectionery industry. Through advocacy and communications, industry insights, and retailer and supply chain engagement, we are strengthening public understanding and appreciation of candy’s unique role in a happy, balanced lifestyle.

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