Jon Abt, who runs the 81-year-old appliance store with his three brothers, acknowledges most appliance stores don't pair chocolate bars and gummy candy with refrigerators and home theater systems. But Abt is not the average appliance store.
San Francisco-based specialty retailer Lolli & Pops has spread its sweet stock into the Southwest by opening a store in Albuquerque, N.M. this month, kicking off a drive to double the chain’s number of locations by the end of 2018.
Pop a few champagne gummy bears — Sugarfina has a reason to celebrate. Private equity firm Great Hill Partners has invested $35 million in the Los Angeles-based confectionery brand, bringing Sugarfina’s total funding to more than $50 million.
As I sipped my coffee this morning, taking in the “fire and fury “ headline from the Chicago Tribune, I happened to notice a teaser headline in the Food & Dining section of the paper. “This is how much candy you can get for $5.”