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Chocolate to the rescue! Candy company helps animal resuce organizations

Entrepreneur combines passion for chocolate with a good cause, rescuing animals in need.
April 11, 2014
The packaging of each vegan flavor of Rescue Chocolate sheds light on a different aspect of the current pet “overpopulation” epidemic. For example, Pick Me! Pepper highlights the advantages of choosing pets from animal shelters instead of breeders or pet stores.
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IT’SUGAR to open its first Idaho store

The 1,570 sq.-ft. location is slated to open April 16.
April 9, 2014
“Everyone needs a place where they can let loose and indulge,” says Jeff Rubin, founder of IT’SUGAR. “I am so excited to bring my love of candy to such a gem of a state!”
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Welcome to Russia Max Brenner!

New York City-based chocolate company opens shop in Moscow.
March 26, 2014
Muscovites and tourists can now discover the Max Brenner chocolate experience on their way to Red Square, the Bolshoi Theater and Circus Nikulin.
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Bissinger's New Era

St. Louis-based chocolatier triples capacity with new building, expands wholesale business.
March 12, 2014
Bissinger's may be a 350-year-old confectionery company, but it's on the cusp of a new era.
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Olive & Sinclair Chocolate Co.: Southern artisan hones his craft

Scott Witherow translates the South’s food heritage into bean-to-bar chocolate in Nashville.
February 19, 2014
From using a melanger to custom-design moulds and packaging, Scott Witherow has put his Southern artisan imprint into his chocolate company.
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Betty Jane Candies: Iowa's Favorite Sweet

Andrew Siegert continues Betty Jane Candies’ 75-year legacy of fine chocolates, confections.
January 22, 2014
“We have been very careful about keeping the integrity of the recipes intact,” Siegert says.
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Sugar Factory American Brasserie to debut in Chicagoland

Company’s first Midwestern location to open this summer in Rosemont, Ill., near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
December 18, 2013
Described as combination of “MTV meets Willy Wonka,” Las Vegas-based Sugar Factory will open a new 8,000-sq.-ft. brasserie and retail store near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.
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Nashville-based Chocolate Co. Olive & Sinclair moves into new space

New building slated to have space for retail, factory
December 18, 2013
The company’s new space at 1628 Fatherland St. in Nashville, Tenn., is a renovated 19th century grocery store in East Nashville.
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Southern Candymakers: Making candy the southern way

New Orleans confectionery store Southern Candymakers offers pralines, and so much more
December 10, 2013
It’s been about eight years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But the storm was so devastating, that when you ask Chuck Williams to talk about his New Orleans-based candy shop, that’s the first topic of conversation.
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Ghirardelli partners with Disney to open new Soda Fountain and Chocolate shop

Retail outlet next to Disney’s El Captan Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
November 27, 2013
The Ghirardelli Chocolate Co. is going to be rubbing shoulders with some genuine movie stars soon.
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