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Candy Direct, Inc.  Call 619-216-0116
Site providing one of the best candy recipes in the world and let you create delicious treats for your family and friends to share your memories for years to come. Browse for deserts and snacks to satisfy your sweet tooth. Find the best selection of Candies and Bulk Candy for wholesale prices. Visit the site for online shopping in retail.
745 Design Court, Suite 602, Chula Vista, CA 91911, USA   (3654)   Call 1-888-525-7577 is one of the oldest online candy stores and is backed by one of the oldest wholesale candy companies in the nation. We specialize in bulk candy, Brachs candy and hard to find retro candies and offer over 3000 varieties in our candy warehouse located outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
1101 Fifth Avenue McKeesport,PA 15134, USA   (6893)

Sugar Stand  Call 1-562-861-5500
Get the pleasure to place your online order anytime through the secure ordering system for food products like candies in different brands like Chupa Chups, Haribo, Jelly Belly, PEZ, Pop Rocks, etc. Buy candy for different occasions like birthday, casino, Easter, New Year etc. Give a look to site for complete details.
9040 Telegraph Road, Suite 313, Downey, CA 90240, USA   (3655)

Business Information By Mast Directory: Candy Business Information

We all have a sweet tooth and resisting sweets or candies is something we all love to falter at. Candies are like by people of all age groups, candies are not just for kids but even their grandparents are fond of good qualities confectionery.

The candy food products business is a huge retail market around the world and it is no surprise that to cater to different tastes there are different candies you can find in the market. Some of the most common candies available in the market place are chocolate candy, bulk candy, hard candy, novelty candy, sour candy, and sugar free candy.

Candies have over a period in time been used for traditional events as well. Whenever there is some success, occasion, celebration candies are the first things that many people grab to make their happiness known. Candies wrapped in wonderful chocolate boxes can be the ideal way to propose to your valentine.

To run candy food products business there are many key ingredients required for production but the main input material remains sugar. Apart from those raw materials like fruit extracts, cornstarch, preservatives, additives, emulsifiers, and flavorings are needed to create any range of sugar and non-sugar based confectionery. In the developed retail market the candy business is an organized sector business whereas in the developing world a large chuck of the market space is covered by unorganized business. There are lots many players in the market and such candy businesses are operated on regional level.

Hershey Co. is one of the largest players in popular food products like confectionaries, chocolates and candies business in the US while the other major players are Mars Inc and Nestle. Analysts expect Hershey the record $5.31 billion in revenues for the year 2009 which will represent a growth of 4% over the last year. Last year on August 15, 2008 The Hershey Co. announced that the company shall raise the prices of its candy products by up to 11%. The company said the price hike was inevitable because of soaring commodities costs.

Hershey is also knows for its wide range of Hershey's chocolate bars, Reese's peanut butter cups & Kisses almond chocolates. Hershey's President and Chief Executive David J. West was at that time quoted as saying, “its commodities costs will grow by more than $110 million this year - a figure that could double in 2009.”

In 1991 the size of the American candy business was pegged at $8.7 billion and the market at that time was and even today is controlled mainly by two giants, Hershey Foods Corporation and privately held Mars Inc. Together these two accounts for 70% of the countries entire chocolate, confectionaries and candy business. According to a New York Times business report the candy business remains more or less unaffected by business cycle trends. In recent times the trend for online shopping is at its peak for these food products. So selling in retail over internet could be an ideal business.

This year the price of the average candy bar sold in a vending machine went from 55 cents to 60 cents. The Halloween season brings us to face with the ghostly world but you would be amazed that the Halloween holiday season also brings in major sales for candy business. In 2007 U.S. consumers are purchased more than $2.1 billion in candy during the Halloween season. According to international survey company The Nielsen Company, 97% households in the US purchase candy a minimum of one time during the year. Also on an average the US household spends $74.68 during the year on candy and purchased candy 19.2 times per year.

Now reading all of this you must be itching to go out and do shopping for as many candies as you can buy. But you should stop a second and think of how you would do your candy shopping. Yes there is a method to candy shopping as well. There are 3 things that you need to check about candies before selecting on them for purchase.

Well made candies will always have an aroma about them and you will be well advised to check if the candy aroma is nice and fresh. Surely an aroma purist or some with the knowledge of chocolate and candy aroma would be the best judge for smell related to candies but still if you love your candies then you’ll be able to make the difference.

Also you can ask the store keeper that you would like to check the taste of the candy you wish to purchase just to make sure that the flavor of your choice is similar to what you would like it to be. Lastly always do a check of manufacturing date and expiry date to make sure the candies are good to consumer. Follow these steps and your candy shopping will be a great taste always, Happy Candy Shopping!

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