Organic Hard Candy & Fruit Chews Growing at Retail

Organic Hard Candy & Fruit Chews Growing at Retail

Posted on 22nd Sep 2017

Torie & Howard’s USDA Organic hard candy and fruit chews continue to grow at retail in Canada and the United States as more retailers seek options in the growing organic and chewy candy segments.

Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest pharmacy chain, is adding Torie & Howard 2-ounce hard candy tins and 4-ounce Chewie Fruities® fruit chews in 1,200 stores in April through Gourmet Trading of Mississauga, Canada, said co-founder Torie Burke. Office Depot also is adding the 4-ounce Chewie Fruities assorted flavors and hard candy tins at checkout counters in 70 stores in April through Vistar of Centennial, Colo., Burke said.

The Chewie Fruities and tins now are available at Fresh Thyme Farmers Markets throughout the Midwest. Acme Markets of Pennsylvania now has the 4-ounce Chewie Fruities display shippers, and Mariano’s greater Chicago area stores have added the assorted Chewie Fruities candy. All of these placements are through KeHE Distributors of Naperville, Ill., Burke said. Through UNFI of Providence, R.I., Bristol Farms in California now is carrying the Chewie Fruities and Fairway Markets in the northeast has added all flavors of the 4-ounce Chewie Fruities and the 1.27-ounce trial size fruit chews.

HyVee now sells all Torie & Howard products in its Midwest stores through Lomar Distributing of Des Moines, Iowa, and PriceSmart of San Diego, has added a 24-ounce club pack of the hard candy.

“Torie & Howard’s market penetration is getting added impetus from retailers who want to capitalize on growth in the organic sector and the growth in chewy candies, which is the largest segment within non-chocolate confections,” Burke said. All Torie & Howard candy is USDA Organic, kosher certified, contains no artificial dyes, flavors, preservatives or genetically engineered ingredients, and is free from major allergens, including soy, wheat, gluten, nuts and dairy. A single serving of Chewie Fruities candies provides the daily requirement of Vitamin C.

Chewie Fruities candy is available in gusseted 4-ounce peg packs with a suggested retail price of $3.99 and ships six to a case and 48 to a master case. A 1.27-ounce trial size of the fruit chews also is available with a suggested retail price of $1.69. It is available in bulk for foodservice at 150 bags per case. The 2-ounce tins of the organic hard candy have a suggested retail price of $3.99 to $4.99 and are available eight per case with 12 cases to a master case. Also available are a Halloween hard candy assortment packaged in 10-ounce lie-flat bags and a 6-ounce handbag gift package, both with SRPs of $6.99 to $7.99.


Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candy and Fruit Chews Growing at Retail in Canada and US

The organic candy is now available through Canada’s largest pharmacy chain as well as through new retailer placements across the United States as retailers capitalize on growth in organics and the chewy candy segment.