Gourmet Chocolate Retailer Opens New Retail Stores in Beachwood and Strongsville Just in Time for the Holidays
Chicago-based Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc., a subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (Nasdaq: FLWS), announced today the opening of two additional Ohio locations to the delight of chocolate lovers all over Northeastern Ohio.
Fannie May is also opening six new retail locations this month in Missouri and Indiana.
All eight locations will be supported by the Harry London Chocolates manufacturing facility in North Canton, Ohio and the company’s new distribution center in Maple Heights, Ohio.
These store openings are the latest in Fannie May’s continued retail expansion. Fannie May will now have 82 retail locations throughout the Midwest.
Fannie May chocolates have been a tradition at holiday celebrations for almost 90 years. These new stores feature seasonal favorites like Eggnog Creams and Holiday Mint Meltaways, along with Fannie May’s best selling Pixies and Trinidads.
“Visiting a Fannie May store is as much of a holiday tradition as having a box of Pixies,( )Trinidads or Mint Meltaways(TM) on the coffee table for many Midwestern families,” said Edward Fitzpatrick, VP of Retail Operations for Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
“We’re proud to expand Fannie May’s retail presence in Ohio, and we plan to open more stores in the years to come, to make sure everyone has a Fannie May store close to home.”
Fannie May is the perfect holiday gift, whether given as a hostess present, a corporate gift or just a treat for yourself. A complete list of Fannie May’s retail locations, as well as online ordering information, can be found at fanniemay.com.
About Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc.
Harry London is a part of Fannie May Confections Brands, Inc. and subsidiary of 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. Harry London began making delicious delicacies for his friends as holiday gifts. Friends were finding that resistance to these delights was futile.
The gifts were cherished, and soon Harry was receiving requests for his fine hand-made chocolates. In 1922, Harry a steelworker by trade soon decided to make chocolate his life’s work and left his job at the mill. Thus, Harry London Candies was born.
Harry London learned over time and through the eloquent teachings of his father, Gilbert London, the true art of making fine confections. Through the years, his family traditions and recipes are still held to exceptional standards, for only the high quality ingredients are used to make chocolates that are simple and pure, rich and complex and filled with blends that are subtle.
The first Fannie May retail store was opened by H. Teller Archibald in 1920 at 11 N. LaSalle St. in Chicago. By 1935, there were nearly four dozen retail stores in Illinois and several neighboring states. Through the years Fannie May developed candies that went on to become favorites that were often the center of many family and holiday traditions.
Fannie May Pixies were first made in 1946 by hand-pouring caramel over nuts and then placing them on a conveyor belt to be drenched in chocolate. That same commitment to the quality of recipes continues today, with most of the same ingredients coming from the same suppliers for many years now.
Quality has always been the driving force behind the making of Fannie May chocolates. Fannie May’s growing popularity as a premium quality product is due to their innovative approaches in manufacturing, advertising and packaging.
Fannie May stands by all its products and for over 88 years has provided high quality gourmet chocolates with a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee.
In May of 2006 Fannie May joined the 1-800-FLOWERS.COM family of brands.
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is the world’s leading florist and a provider of specialty gifts for all occasions.
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Source: Chicago Press Release