The  Candy  Industry


The family of River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen is proud to be part of a candy industry that makes people smile and satisfies their sweet tooth. We’re also excited that our industry is expanding, proving that the timeless tradition of quality candies continues to excite and delight generations of candy lovers.

Carson eating an apple at river street sweets candy store
Americans’ hunger for candy – especially chocolate – is growing rapidly, and our candy and sweets franchise business opportunity gives you the chance to dip into this lucrative industry.

Few industries have the power to spread joy in the way the candy industry does. Give someone a delicious morsel of chocolate or saltwater taffy, and you can count on receiving a smile in return. In fact, the candy industry has a direct economic impact of $35 billion, according to the National Confectioners Association. The field employs 55,000 Americans, and each of these jobs supports another seven jobs in related industries. In other words, the candy industry fuels 400,000 individuals’ jobs in agriculture, retail, and transportation. It’s a big deal.

The confectionary industry represents $35 billion in retail sales.
Source: National Confectioners Association 2015 Confectionery Industry Economic Profile


If you want a sweet career, you should consider finding a stake in the candy industry. If you’re not sure where to begin — or if you want to take your existing candy shop to the next level — it’s time to consider an established candy franchise. At River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen, we offer:

      An Established, Family-Run Business

River Street Sweets is not a generic candy store. Since our family company opened its doors in 1973, we have specialized in the finest southern confections. We hand-dip our World Famous Pralines on marble slabs every day, right in front of our guests, following our secret family recipe that’s made only of the freshest ingredients. Our guests also love our legendary chocolate and pecan loggerheads, as well as our glazed pecans.

      A Variety of Treats to Please Every Guests

But we don’t stop there. We produce, by hand, 24 flavors of salt water taffy — our part of this $8 billion industry, says Company Week — gourmet apples, fudge, and ice cream. In the over 40-year history of our company, we have grown to 17 locations in several states, with others in the works.

      Support and Training

When you take the next step in your candy industry career by franchising with us, we will provide you with all the training you need. We’ll teach you how we make our candies and how to best merchandise your store. We’ll also get you up to speed in terms of operations, management, and maintenance. All of this will happen in our Savannah flagship store, too, so you’ll get the full River Street experience. Also, fear not — as you’re getting up and running, we’ll visit your location to make sure that your business is going just as it should be. And we’ll continue to offer support and consultation for as long as you need.

      Franchise with Us

If you’re interested in beginning a sweet career in the candy industry, contact River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen to find out more about available franchising opportunities in your area.