Confectionery store

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Freak Lunchbox candy store in Halifax, Nova Scotia

A confectionery store (more commonly referred to as a sweet shop in the United Kingdom, a candy store in North America, or a lolly shop[1] in Australia) sells confectionery and is usually targeted to children. Most confectionery stores are filled with an assortment of sweets far larger than a grocer or convenience store could accommodate. They often offer a selection of old-fashioned treats and sweets from different countries. Very often unchanged in layout since their inception, confectioneries are known for their warming and nostalgic feel.[2][3][4][5] The village of Pateley Bridge claims to have the oldest confectionery store in England.

History[edit]

Haci Bekir Efendi, confectioner which was established in 1777 in Istanbul[6] is one of the oldest trademarks in the world.[7]

In 1917, there were 55 confectionery shops in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, which had a population of 70,000 people.[8]

The oldest sweet shop in England, in the village of Pateley Bridge
Confectionery Stores
The store section of Schimpff's Confectionery, located inside the Old Jeffersonville Historic District of Jeffersonville.
The store section of Schimpff's Confectionery 
Confectionery store "Okashi-no-Machioka"
Confectionery store "Okashi-no-Machioka" 
Interior of Stockmann department store in central Helsinki, Finland.
Interior of Stockmann department store in central Helsinki, Finland. 
Confectionery counter in the ground floor food halls of Harrods department store, Knightsbridge, London.
Confectionery counter in the ground floor food halls of Harrods department store, Knightsbridge, London. 
Stores and counters

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce Moore, Chief Editor, The Australian Oxford Dictionary, 2nd edition (2004). "Lolly (n)". oxfordreference.com. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 
  2. ^ "Confectionery Timeline". Archived from the original on 2006-08-27. Retrieved 2006-09-10. 
  3. ^ "Fannie May - History of Chocolate". Retrieved 2006-09-10. 
  4. ^ "Orne's Candy Store - History". Retrieved 2014-8-19. 
  5. ^ "CXP Brief A Detailed Description of the Candy Store and Candy Shop- History". Retrieved 2014-8-19. 
  6. ^ "HISTORY". http://www.hacibekir.com. The Haci Bekir Company. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "REG.TRADEMARKS". http://www.hacibekir.com. The Haci Bekir Company. Retrieved 19 August 2014. 
  8. ^ "BAKERS AND CONFECTIONERS OF HARRISBURG'S OLD EIGHTH WARD, 1890–1917". Penn State University Press. 2005. Retrieved 2014-8-19.   – via JSTOR (subscription required)