Sweets from Heaven & Fuzziwig's Candy Factory

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Sweets From Heaven & Fuzziwig's Candy Factory
Private
Industry Confectionery
Genre Retail
Founded 1995
Headquarters Durango, CO
Key people
Kayo Folsom, Don Grueser
Products candy, chocolate, confections, toy novelties & accessories
Website http://www.sweetsfromheaven.com/
Footnotes / references
http://www.shopsweetsfromheaven.com/

Sweets From Heaven & Fuzziwig's Candy Factory is a franchise chain of candy shops located around the United States as well as internationally in the Bahamas and Guam.[1] The franchise chain sells mainly bulk candies and toy novelties such as Hello Kitty.[2]

History[edit]

Late 1990s to Early 2000s[edit]

For over 20 years, Kayo Folsom worked for the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. In 1995, the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory created a new division called Fuzziwigs Candy Factory. The name comes from the word, Fezziwig, the name of Scrooge's kind mentor in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. Rocky Mountain Chocolate sold the Fuzziwigs division in 1998. In 2002 Kayo Folsom left his vice president position at Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and became the president of Fuzziwig's Candy Factory.[3] The first Fuzziwig's Candy Factory opened in 1995. By the end of 2001, Fuzziwig's Candy Factory, Inc. grew to 20 stores.[4]

In 2003, Fuzziwig's Candy Factory, Inc. acquired Sweets From Heaven USA, L.P., a Pittsburgh, PA chain of retail candy stores. "According to CEO Don Grueser, the acquisition makes Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory the largest franchiser in the bulk "themed candy" segment." [5]

Recent[edit]

Currently, Sweets From Heaven & Fuzziwig's Candy Factory operates over 60 stores in 24 states as well as internationally in the Bahamas and Guam. They also have a shop in Chester in England.[6]

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