Hershey acquires Ontario’s Allan Candy
By Alyssa Dalton
Dec. 9, 2014 – The Hershey Company, a global confectionery player has completed its purchase of The Allan Candy Company, a Mississauga, Ont.-based manufacturer of confectionery products, including Allan, Big Foot, Hot Lips and Laces.
More than half of Allan Candy’s current manufacturing capacity is used to make Hershey Sweets & Refreshment products, such as Jolly Rancher hard candy and Lancaster caramels.
With the purchase, Hershey will operate three manufacturing facilities in Canada — which includes Allan Candy’s 170,000-square-foot facility located in Granby, Que. — bringing its total number of employees in the country to about 900.
“The addition of Allan Candy’s high-quality manufacturing capabilities and confectionery portfolio greatly enhances our North American business,” said Steven Schiller, senior vice-president, Global Sweets & Refreshment. “Allan has been a long-standing sweets manufacturing partner that will strengthen our sales and profit performance.”