Top 100 Candy Companies

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Each year Candy Industry compiles a list of the Top 100 candy companies in the world. Below, you’ll not only find out where candy company ranks, but also their estimated net sales, how many employees they have and which products they make. Have feedback? Editor-in-chief Bernard Pacyniak would love to hear from you! Just shoot him note at pacyniakb@bnpmedia.com

 

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76.

Rausch Schokoladen GmbH

Products Manufactured:

76. Rausch Schokoladen GmbH, Berlin, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $150
Number of plants: 3
Number of employess: 500
Chief officer title: Jürgen Rausch, managing director

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum

 

 


77.

Wawel

Products Manufactured:

77. Wawel SA, Krakow, Poland

Net Sales (in millions): $147
Number of plants: 3
Number of employess: 700
Chief officer title: Dariusz Orlowski, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies

 

 


78.

Riclan

Products Manufactured:

78. Riclan S.A., Rio Claro, Brazil

Net Sales (in millions): $146
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 1,100
Chief officer title: Mario Schraider Jr., pres.


Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


79.

Golosinas

Products Manufactured:

79. Vidal Golosinas SA, Molina de Segura, Spain

Net Sales (in millions): $143
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 600
Chief officer title: Joaquin Vigueras Miralles, managing director

Chocolate Bars
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


80.

Standard

Products Manufactured:

80. Standard Functional Foods Group, Nashville, Tenn., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $140
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 678
Chief officer title: James Spradley, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


81.

Pionir

Products Manufactured:

81. Pionir DOO, Belgrade, Serbia

Net Sales (in millions): $140
Number of plants: 4
Number of employess: 1,200
Chief officer title: Miroljub Aleksic, pres.

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Reduced-sugar confections
Energy Bars and candies

 


82.

Valor

Products Manufactured:

82. Valor Chocolates, Villajoyosa, Spain

Net Sales (in millions): $136
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 180
Chief officer title: Pedro Lopez Lopez, CEO & general manager

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Toffee & Caramel
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


83.

DeMets

Products Manufactured:

83. DeMet's Candy Co., Stamford, Conn.

Net Sales (in millions): $130
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 330
Chief officer title: David Clarke, CEO & pres.

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections

 


84.

Confiteca

Products Manufactured:

84. Confiteca CA, Quito, Ecuador

Net Sales (in millions): $127
Number of plants: 4
Number of employess: 1,100
Chief officer title: Gonzalo Chiriboga Chaves, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


85.

Bazooka

Products Manufactured:

85. Bazooka Candy Brands Confectionery, division of Topps Co., New York

Net Sales (in millions): $125
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 275
Chief officer title: Michael Brandstaedter, VP-gen. manager of global confectionery


Panned Confections
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
 

 


86.

Peccin

Products Manufactured:

86. Peccin S.A., Erechim, Brazil

Net Sales (in millions): $125
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 800
Chief officer title:  Dirceu Pezzin, CEO

 
Chocolate Bars
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
 

 


87.

Josef

Products Manufactured:

87. Josef Manner & Co. AG, Vienna, Austria

Net Sales (in millions): $124
Number of plants: 3
Number of employess: 700
Chief officer title: Carl Manner, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Gum
 

 


88.

Gertrude

Products Manufactured:

88. Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Inc., Dunmore, Pa., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $120
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 450
Chief officer title: Bill Aubrey, pres. & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections

 


89.

Chocolats Halba

Products Manufactured:

89. Chocolats Halba, Wallisellen, Switzerland

Net Sales (in millions): $119
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 230
Chief officer title: Anton von Weissenfluh, managing director

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections

 


90.

Mieszko

Products Manufactured:

90. Mieszko S.A., Warsaw, Poland

Net Sales (in millions): $117
Number of plants: 5
Number of employess: 1,350
Chief officer title: Marek Malinowski, pres.

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections

 


91.

American

Products Manufactured:

91. American Licorice Co., Bend, Ore., USA

Net Sales (in millions): $114
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 400
Chief officer title: John Kretchmer, CEO


Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
 

 


92.

Darrell Lea Chocolate

Products Manufactured:

92. Darrell Lea Chocolate, Kogarah, Australia

Net Sales (in millions): $104
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 1,000
Chief officer title: Stuart Smith, CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies
Gum
Reduced-sugar confections

 


93.

Elvan Food Ind. Co.

Products Manufactured:

93. Elvan Food Ind. Co., Istanbul, Turkey

Net Sales (in millions): $100
Number of plants: 7
Number of employess: 1,500
Chief officer title: Mustafa Kadiroğlu, chairman

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Panned Confections
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies

 


94.

Laura

Products Manufactured:

94. Laura Secord, Mississauga, Ontario

Net Sales (in millions): $100
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 3N/A
Chief officer title: Jean Leclerc, pres. & CEO

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies

 


95.

Doumak Inc.

Products Manufactured:

95. Doumak Inc., Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Net Sales (in millions): $100
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 120
Chief officer title: Barry Blum, pres.


Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Other Candies

 


96.

PEZ

Products Manufactured:

96. PEZ Group, Traun, Austria

Net Sales (in millions): $98
Number of plants: 4
Number of employess: 730
Chief officer title: Manfred Födermayr , CEO


Other Candies
 

 


97.

Spangler

Products Manufactured:

97. Spangler Candy Co., Bryan, Oh, USA

Net Sales (in millions): $95
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 420
Chief officer title: Kirk B. Vashaw


Hard Candies
Reduced-sugar confections
 

 


98.

Ragolds

Products Manufactured:

98. Ragolds Sweet Sales GmbH, Boizenberg, Germany

Net Sales (in millions): $90
Number of plants: 2
Number of employess: 280
Chief officer title: Oliver Schindler, owner


Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Hard Candies
Other Candies
 

 


99.

Fannie

Products Manufactured:

99. Fannie May Confections Brands Inc., N. Canton, Ohio, USA

Net Sales (in millions): $90
Number of plants: 1
Number of employess: 850
Chief officer title: Terry Mitchell, pres.

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Toffee & Caramel
Hard Candies
Gummies, Jellies, Licorice, Chews, Fruit Snacks & Jelly Beans
Reduced-sugar confections

 

 


100.

Ion

Products Manufactured:

100. Ion S.A., Piraeus, Greece

Net Sales (in millions): $79
Number of plants: 3
Number of employess: 980
Chief officer title: N/A

Chocolate Bars
Truffles, Pralines & Filled Chocolates
Moulded Chocolate Figures & Shapes
Toffee & Caramel
Nuts/Seed Candies, Bars, Bark, Brittles & Marzipan
Other Candies
Reduced-sugar confections

Editor’s Note: As always, the Global Top 100 is a “work in progress,” one that often involves making estimates when companies refuse to share specific data. If there are any oversights or incorrect estimates, please fill free to contact Candy Industry Editor Bernie Pacyniak at pacyniakb@bnpmedia.com so we can adjust the listing for next year.

*this includes production of non-confectionery items
**company wouldn't disclose
***merger w/Leaf (Sept. 1, 2011 to Aug. 31, 2012)

 


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