DeMet's Candy Company
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|Products||Brands: Stixx, FLIPZ chocolate covered pretzels, Treasures, and Turtles|
DeMet's started in 1898 as a candy store business and soda fountain shop by George DeMet of Chicago — subsequently creating Turtles candies. After a series of mergers and acquisitions, DeMet’s was purchased by Nestlé in 1988.
In 2007, Signature Snacks, acquired the DeMet’s brand from Nestlé. Former Nestlé USA executive Hendrik Hartong III is chairman of the company.
In 2007, Brynwood Partners bought the "Turtles" brand from Nestle USA Inc., acquiring at the same time the 280,000-square-foot (26,000 m2) Turtles production facility in Toronto, Canada — merging the acquisition with a company it owned at the time, Signature Snacks Company.
Subsequently, Brynwood consolidated its portfolio of confectionery acquisitions, which included Stixx, FLIPZ chocolate covered pretzels, Treasures, and Turtles, resurrecting the dormant DeMet's Candy Company name.
- "Private Equity Firm Buys Balance Bar Brand From Kraft Foods". Soyatech.com, Connecticut Post, December 6, 2009.
- Brynwood Partners to Sell Maker of Turtles Candy Archived January 4, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.