Zachary Confections, Inc., was founded by Jack Zachary and his wife Helen in 1950 in Chicago. At the time, the company manufactured mainly solid chocolate bunny rabbits and other seasonal chocolate novelties. In 1972 Jack Zachary, Jr., joined the company as president and led the move to Frankfort, Indiana, in 1984.
The company added cordial cherries, bridge mix, chocolate-covered raisins, candy corn and more to its product lineup, and it continues to use American suppliers for ingredients including sugar, corn syrup, peanuts and raisins. All products are sold under the Zachary brand or numerous private label brands. Operations are highly automated and include a number of proprietary processes and exclusive custom-built equipment from around the globe. Zachary has the largest and fastest creme production capability in the world, producing up to 10,000 pounds an hour—most manufacturers are unable to manage half of that volume.
Zachary Confections employs over 300 associates and distributes its goods throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Central and South America.
The company supports local youth organizations, adult education programs as well continuing education programs in Frankfort and central Indiana. Zachary Confections has allocated substantial resources to attain food safety certification from the Global Food Safety Initiative, a leading global safety and quality certification program used throughout the world.
Zachary Confections is now in its third generation of family ownership, led by Jack Zachary, III, and a close-knit management team.
Location: Frankfort, IN - 4th District
U.S. Employees: 300+
Exports to Other Countries: Yes
Officer: Jack Zachary, III, President