With so many decisions to make when opening a candy store
, it is easy to overlook the obvious ones. If
you install shelves and fixtures and order containers but forget to get any
candy, your store will not be very successful. What kinds of candy should you
purchase for your new store? Any kind that will be popular with customers and
that is nearly every type!
M&Ms have been popular in the United States for decades.
These small chocolate candies are now available in single colors. Use these as
a design element in your store, creating color-themed displays of M&Ms and
other delicious candy. Red and pink will be popular on Valentine’s Day and
green and white are perfect for a Saint Patrick’s Day display. You can even get
exotic by ordering M&Ms in colors like silver, teal, and maroon.
Licorice is another stand-by and customers can now enjoy it
in different versions like laces, drops, and wheels. Licorice rolls are perfect
for candy lovers who want a wrapped treat to carry in their purses or pockets.
Licorice beagles are almost too cute to eat and licorice cats are a must at
Halloween. Older shoppers will gravitate toward a display of licorice allsorts
because these remind them of their youth.
Gummy candy is a favorite of shoppers of all ages. No one
can resist an adorable gummy bear or a crawly gummy worm. Children love playing
with gummy frogs almost as much as they love eating them. Their eyes will pop
when they see giant gummy bears on your store slatwall fixtures. These chewy treats weigh an amazing five pounds
and are available in single or tri-color. Give kids more to talk about by
filling candy containers with giant, three-pound gummy worms.
Lemon and cherry balls are two types of wrapped candy that
your store should carry. Order these in 25 and 30-pound quantities,
respectively, saving yourself money. While shopping for wrapped candies, do not
forget Atomic Fireballs and jawbreakers. These candies are long-lasting, filled
with flavor, and inexpensive when purchased in bulk.
Fill some candy containers with unwrapped candy like Runts,
Reese’s Pieces, and candy blox and watch profits soar. Customers will be
impressed that your store carries all of their favorites and you will not
believe the profit margins on these sweets. Expand your candy selection as your
customer base grows so you will always be in the money!