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CHOCOLATE INN / TAYLOR & GRANT ACQUIRES A LA CARTE LINE (CHICAGO)
FREEPORT, NY; CHICAGO, IL
January 5, 2015
Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant (ASI: 44900; PPAI: 111662; SAGE: 50684), the largest supplier of food gifts and everyday confectionary, mint and wrapped candy items to the promotional products industry, has completed the acquisition of the assets of A La Carte (ASI: 30350; PPAI; 111651; SAGE: 50182). Through this acquisition, Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant has greatly expanded its capabilities with new flexographic printing, custom candy imprinting and expanded diecutting capabilities. In addition, Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant will be adding a range of new everyday products including customizable multi-color bags in a range of sizes from 1oz -8oz, fortune cookies, mini roll mints and more to their existing line. In total, Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant is expected to add over 75 A La Carte items to their product line in 2015.
“We are extremely excited to announce the acquisition of A La Carte,” said David Miller, President of Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant. “We believe that our distributor customers will benefit from a growing product assortment, particularly with flexographic printing, which -- combined with our new direct imprint personalized candy buttons -- will make for a dynamite product. And we look forward to servicing and interacting with the A La Carte customers and introducing them to the expanded offerings of the Chocolate inn/Taylor & Grant family”.
Mike Shulkin, A La Carte’s current President, will be joining Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant as their Midwest Regional Sales Manager.
“Adding A La Carte products and capabilities to the Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant product line will give us the most extensive food and candy line in the industry”, said Shulkin. “The opportunities available to distributors with this complete product line and with our custom capabilities are enormous.”
“I am excited to welcome Mike Shulkin to the team,” said Miller. “He is an industry veteran and I know will do a tremendous job in helping grow our business with his existing customers and new prospects.”
The acquisition marks Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant’s first major strategic growth initiative since their merger back in 2011.
Customers can contact (800) 526-3437 to speak to a customer service representative regarding any questions you may have.
About Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant
With over 50 years of award-winning experience, Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant is the leading manufacturer of custom chocolate, mints & candy, exclusively servicing distributors in the promotional products industry. Chocolate Inn/ Taylor & Grant is SQF (Safe Quality Food) certified, the global standard for safety and quality in the food industry. The Company produces over 700 customized food gift items -- from every day and seasonal items including mint tins, wrapped candies, customized chocolates, food gifts, popcorn, Andes® mints, lollipops and more!-- with a broad range of 1-to-4 color imprinting methods and flexoprinting on film and foil. Our Partner Brands range from the finest brands in specialty candy - Godiva®, Lindt®, Jelly Belly® and Sheets®. Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant’s award-winning customer service team is proud to be a 5-star ASI supplier and to have captured numerous Promo Marketing, Counselor, PPAI and other industry accolades.
About A La Carte Line
A La Carte is one of the largest food and candy companies in the industry. Formed in 1980 as Chicago Gourmet Specialties and later merging with A La Carte, the company has a full line of food and candy products used for promotional purposes. From custom color foil candy bags and custom fortune cookies to custom granola bars and microwave popcorn, the A La Carte products are focused on the everyday promotional uses of food and candy for trade shows, new product introductions and employee and customer events.
For more information on Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant visit the Chocolate Inn / Taylor & Grant website.