BBX Sweet Holdings, a subsidiary of BBX Capital, have named its newest company president — Rick Harris.
Harris joins BBX Sweet Holdings with more than 20 years of experience in the food and confectionery industry, most recently as the president of Maxfield Candy Co.
“We are pleased to welcome Rick Harris to our organization,” says Jarett Levan, president of BBX Capital and ceo of BBX Sweet Holdings. “Rick’s strong leadership, confections industry experience, and record of accomplishment will propel BBX Sweet Holdings forward as we continue to build a solid foundation and grow our portfolio of brands.”
Prior to his post at BBX Sweet Holdings, Harris was the president of Maxfield Candy Co., where he focused on strategic growth and increasing the company's brand presence across the country.
Before that, he was president of Sunkist-Taylor LLC, a fresh-cut fruit snacking business with processing plants on both coasts. He has held leadership positions in operations and supply chain management internationally at Dole Foods. Harris also led internet, business-to-business and natural products start-ups with Global Food Exchange and Food Logic.
He began his career on Wall Street at Chemical Bank, where he focused on corporate finance for food and agribusiness companies. Harris holds a BA from Hampden-Sydney College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
BBX Sweet Holdings invests in and acquires manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers of confectionery and chocolate products. Its first acquisition was Williams & Bennett in January 2014. Since then, it has expanded its profile to include wholesalers Anastasia Confections, Helen Grace Chocolates, Jer's Chocolates and The Toffee Box. It also owns and operates the retailer Hoffman's Chocolates.