Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant Acquires A La Carte
Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant, Freeport, N.Y., has completed the acquisition of the assets of A La Carte, Chicago. Through this acquisition, Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant has greatly expanded its capabilities with new flexographic printing, custom candy imprinting and expanded die cutting capabilities. In addition, Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant will add a range of new everyday products, including customizable multicolor bags in 1 oz. to 8 oz. sizes, fortune cookies, mini roll mints and more. In total, Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant is expected to add more than 75 A La Carte items to its 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 join Chocolate Inn/Taylor & Grant as 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 [he] 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 its merger in 2011.
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