Candyking, a pick-and-mix candy supplier in Nordic countries, the UK, Ireland and Poland, announced that ceo Dani Evanoff will take ownership of the company from its current investment fund owner, Accent Equity 2008.
Holiday retail sales are expected to be especially bright this season, thanks, in part, to some Americans getting a head start on shopping, a new survey sponsored by the National Retail Federation (NRF) found.
Founded by Herman and Helen Rothstein in 1966, Redstone had humble beginnings. Herman, a specialty food salesman and an owner of distribution centers in Cleveland and Los Angeles, launched the company by working out of his car. Redstone now has a 75,000-sq.-ft. distribution center with more than 50 employees.
“I was born in Baton Rouge, and my family loved to eat. My grandmother spent a lot of time in New Orleans, so there was that connection," says Jennifer Strickland. "In addition, we’d have one customer that would come in daily to purchase one packaged praline that we sourced for the shop. It led us to think we should do it ourselves.”