Confectionery Distributors and Wholesalers Key Terms
Understand the terminology used by confectionery distributors and wholesalersThere is wide selection of candy, chocolates and other treats available in bulk from confectionery distributors and wholesalers. These items can bring in sweet profits for many types of businesses, including variety stores, gift shops, coffee shops and even vending machine operators. Understanding some of the terminology of the confectionery trade will help to narrow down your product line.
Novelty candyNovelty candy is popular for parties and holidays. It includes candy that is based on current trends, specialty shapes and characters for holidays, gummy shapes, and sports and hobby related items.
Nostalgic candyNostalgic or retro candy is candy that was offered in previous generations and not generally available for sale now, like candy cigarettes, Clark bars, and Necco wafers. It includes selections from the 1930s through the 1980s. Many online bulk retailers offer nostalgic candy.
Sugar-free candySugar-free candy is candy made with artificial sweeteners instead of sugar. It's popular for anyone trying to cut back on sugar, but most often consumed by diabetics.
Vegan candyMany types of candy include animal byproducts found in gelatin and coloring. Vegan candy is usually sold by specialty suppliers, but some mainstream candy manufacturers offer vegan selections.
PackagingPart of the fun of buying candy is the packaging. Bright colors and interesting shaped boxes make the product even more attractive. The type of packaging used depends on the type of candy sold. Bulk unwrapped candy is usually offered in clear tubs and placed in plastic bags when sold. Other types of candy can be packaged in plastic, paper or cardboard.
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