Candy manufacturer to open $20 million new facility

Paul V. Arnold, Noria Corporation

Frankford Candy, one of America's largest marketers and manufacturers of confections, is set to unveil its new $20 million state-of-the-art facility this spring. Frankford Candy will be consolidating its three facilities into a single, 500,000-square-foot headquarters located on a 23-acre site in Philadelphia's Frankford section. The new facility will offer ample space for manufacturing expansion and distribution efficiency, and will house a comprehensive product development and innovation facility.

As an innovative, global leader in the candy industry, Frankford Candy has been providing quality products for almost 60 years and is one of the largest suppliers of confections in America. Dedicated to remaining in the Philadelphia region and to its loyal employees that have greatly contributed to its success, Frankford Candy has built its new headquarters to offer optimum potential for expansion, brand growth and continued delivery of quality products in Northeast Philadelphia.

"We have established quite a legacy in the confection industry, and have been fortunate enough to bring job opportunities and economic growth to the city that has been our home for three generations," said Stuart Selarnick, chief executive officer of Frankford Candy. "To be able to offer our employees a great place to work, streamline our manufacturing, and foster a creative environment in which to develop new candy innovations, will improve our efficiency and will allow us to continue to produce the highest quality products and present the best value to our customers."

Through core principles of brand commitment and product leadership, Frankford Candy is a supplier to all major mass-market merchandisers, chain drug, grocery retailers, convenience stores, warehouse clubs and dollar stores.

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