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Why can’t candy be luxurious and playful?
In the $42B US confectionery market, something has been conspicuously lacking—imagination. Leading brands still box themselves into one of two categories: their products are either just chocolate, or they’re just for kids.
Where’s the household name synonymous with fun, artisanal sweets that excite the senses? Where’s the candy brand for grown ups?
A candy boutique for grown-ups
Sugarfina is a candy brand for the adult palate, combining high quality, luxury candy with a fun and engaging aesthetic. We have created a new space in the luxury confections market, and continue to redefine what it means to be a luxury candy brand.
Partnering with artisan candy makers from around the world, we create a wide range of products that offer something for everyone: from gummies to cordials, cocktail-infused candies, and chocolate bars.
We have a uniquely fresh approach to gourmet confections, which has attracted a loyal, coveted customer who is fashion-forward, influential, and seeks luxury products that speak to her lifestyle.
Must-have products wrapped in luxurious packaging
Our candy is both a delicious treat and a sight to behold, thanks to our in-house creative and design teams and unwavering commitment to quality. We are constantly innovating with unique, on-trend products and flavors.
We also feature collaborations with food & beverage, entertainment, and lifestyle brands to create must-have, newsworthy, and shareable products and experiences:
Hampton Water Rosé™
Alfred Coffee & Kitchen™
Tito's® Handmade Vodka
One of our signature offerings is the Candy Bento Box®. This patented packaging system allows for a totally customizable “Design Your Own Candy Bento Box®” experience, both online and in-store.
$28.5M+ in TTM revenue
E-commerce is our fastest-growing sales channel as we market to our extensive customer list and attract new customers every day. In addition to our own e-store, Sugarfina products are sold through Amazon® and Rakuten®—one of the largest e-commerce sites in Japan.
We’ve established 25 retail boutiques throughout North America, and 2 franchise stores in Hong Kong. Our wholesale presence in 900+ accounts include gourmet grocery stores, online retailers, specialty gift stores, and prestige department stores like Bloomingdale's® and Nordstrom®.
*TTM revenue as of June 2021
PR and social media drive brand fame
Sugarfina has a thriving social media presence with 340K+ followers across all our social media channels, including customers, celebrities, and influencers.
90% of our customers are women, which informs key aspects of our product and marketing strategy:
Create content that resonates with fashionable, influential women
Develop products and design packaging with playful and colorful aesthetics
Focus on self-purchase as well as gift-giving
We’ve received incredible PR coverage from Us Weekly, People Magazine, USA Today, Forbes, Real Simple, Food Network, Food & Wine, E! Entertainment, and so much more! Sugarfina was also awarded Best Rosé Candy by Cosmopolitan Magazine in 2020 in their Wine Awards.
Five complementary sales channels
Our diversified business model is invaluable for protecting and expanding our market share. Our omni-channel approach generates revenue from five main channels:
34.1% from e-commerce (our highest-growth channel)
18.8% from our 25 retail locations in North America
37.9% from over 2,000 prestige wholesalers like Nordstrom®, Bloomingdales®, Paper Source®, and high-end specialty grocers around the US and Canada.
6.8% from custom corporate gifting in over 1,300 corporate and event clients
2.4% from international sales (in Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea, Spain, and Japan)
Approximately 50% of our 2020 sales came from direct-to-consumer e-commerce and retail channels.
Room to grow
Industry analysts valued the global confectionery market at $190B in 2018, and project growth to $245B by 2026. Sugarfina has gained significant share within the $42B U.S. market, and is poised for continued expansion internationally.
Leading with confidence in the luxury candy segment
Sugarfina’s broad intellectual property portfolio provides a strong and protected competitive advantage in the market.
Established brand identity as the leader in the luxury candy space
50+ patents, trademarks, and copyrights on our branding and packaging
In-house creative and design teams are responsive and secure
Robust supply chain, inventory management, and shipping processes
Recently opened new centralized operations center enabling sales distribution expansion
International and domestic network of artisanal candy makers with proprietary formulas and ingredients
Nonstop innovation, worldwide distribution
In addition to expanding our ever-growing list of products—such as our new Spa, Tropical, and Hampton Water® Rosé Collections—we are continuously scaling distribution.
Our near-term plans include:
- Expanding onto Amazon® USA and Rakuten® Japan
- Growing our specialty grocery store accounts
- Opening select retail stores in strategic locations throughout the US
- Ramping up distribution at our new centralized Las Vegas facility to meet increasing product demand
We are also exploring further wholesale expansion into Europe and Southeast Asia, as well as into the UK and the Middle East.
Through all this, we will continue to invest in digital marketing to continue scaling our higher margin and higher growth eCommerce business.
Board member Diana Derycz Kessler has 20 years of experience serving as a principal investor in Bristol Capital Advisors, with investments in growing public and private companies in a variety of sectors. She holds a Law Degree from Harvard Law School and a Master’s Degree from Stanford University.
Board member Paul Kessler is Principal, Portfolio Manager and Founder of Bristol Capital Advisors and has extensive experience with emerging growth companies and plays an active role in guiding both company boards and executives. He is well versed at identifying deep value activist opportunities and has overseen over 650 investment transactions.
100+ years of combined experience in building aspirational consumer brands
Our team of industry veterans draws on a well of experience from the confectionery, finance, entertainment, luxury goods, and logistics industries.
CEO and Co-Investor, Scott LaPorta has a proven record of developing under-managed businesses into high growth enterprises. He raised over $30 billion of capital, and led or co-led over $10 billion of M&A activity, as a CFO of companies in the hospitality, lodging, and casino industries. Scott took on a turnaround role at Levi Strauss that included leading strategy, planning, and restructuring, and ran three divisions of the company. He also led the commercialization, growth, and eventual sale of Bolthouse Farms with a category-leading exit.
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