Will There Be Sweethearts Candies To Give Your Love This Valentine’s Day?
The company that makes the sweet little heart-shaped candies that we've been exchanging for years may be in trouble.
The company that makes Sweethearts abruptly closed their plant in Massachusetts with no indication if production will resume. Round Hill Investments LLC announced Tuesday (7/24) it is selling their brands to another manufacturer and is closing down its Revere plant, according to wgntv.com. Besides Sweethearts, Round Hill also makes Necco Wafers, Squirrel Nut Zippers and Mary Janes.
In fact, the company is Called Necco Candy, which stands for New England Confectionary Company. Round Hill had just purchased Necco in a bankruptcy auction for just over $17 million. They haven't announced the new owner yet or the fate of nearly 230 employees who were told to pick up their final paychecks on Friday (7/27).
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