See's Candies Inc. is a privately-held candy and confectionary products manufacturer headquartered in San Francisco, California. See's Candies Inc.'s products include: chocolate bars, truffles/pralines/other filled chocolates, panned chocolates, toffee and/or caramel, nut/seed candies (including bars, brittles, marzipan, and nougats), hard candies (also lollipops, mints, lozenges and cough drops), gummies (including jellies, licorice, chews, and fruit snacks), and reduced-sugar confections.
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Detailed Business Description: See's Candies Inc.
See’s Candies is a privately owned candy and confectionary manufacturer headquartered in San Francisco, California. The company was founded in 1921 by Charles Alexander See II, and has since grown prominently in the Western United States. In 1972 the company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Corporation for $25 million.
The company’s products are comprised of over 100 different varieties of confections, with chocolate products making a significant portion. See’s Candies distributes its products through over 210 franchised locations across the United States, most of which reside in California and other western states. The company has also penetrated some global markets, with stores in Hong Kong, Japan and Macau.
See’s Candies has frequently associated itself with the image of Mary See, the mother of the company’s founder. They have marketed the traditionality of its products, noting the recipes they use have not changed from the… Continue Reading →