When Musharaf Syed decided to create a supplements business with Aisha Yang in 2009, their business plan didn't call for a manufacturing facility. As so often happens in entrepreneurial endeavors, fate intervenes.
Jelly Belly Candy Co. is helping make the transition for veterans, service members and military families throughout the United States just a tad easier, and hence sweeter. The Fairfield, Calif.-based company recently donated $20,000 to Hope For The Warriors, a national nonprofit organization founded in 2006.
Although not quite as popular as chocolate, chewy candy still commanded close to $3.3 billion in dollar sales in the 52 weeks ending March 20, 2016, according to IRI, a Chicago-based market research firm.