A Rich History
We’ve been delivering goodness in every bite since 1908, when Salvatore Ferrara began
selling candy-coated almonds from his bakery in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood.
Over the next century we introduced America to some of its most beloved candy brands like Lemonheads, Red Hots and Black Forest. Household names that instantly bring smiles to generations of candy lovers. Along the way—with delicious additions like Trolli, Brachs and Now & Later—we became America’s number one maker of non-chocolate confection.
A Delicious Future
We are very proud of our past. But at Ferrara today, our focus is squarely on the future of the candy business. A future we’re actively shaping by combining the manufacturing and distribution might of an established industry powerhouse with the thriving,
innovative spirit of a start-up. Whether we’re injecting new life into iconic brands or developing entirely new products, our deep commitment to innovation is unmistakable. You can see it in our massive new R&D facility. And the cutting edge data-tool that lets us react to consumer preferences in real time. You can see it in our move toward healthier offerings like USDA certified organic gummies. But most importantly, you can taste it. From spicy to sour, from gummies to chewy candy, we’re not just staying ahead of the tastes of a new generation of candy lovers, we’re driving them. And we’re moving our entire industry forward in the process. No doubt, things are moving fast around here. But it sure is a fun ride.