Leading confectionery wholesaler Hancocks celebrates 60th anniversary

Leading confectionery wholesaler Hancocks has celebrated its 60th anniversary with an exciting in store event in Loughborough.

The Loughborough store is one of Hancocks’ 14 locations across the UK. They marked the milestone birthday with their special in-store event for customers.

There were hundredsof exciting offers available on sweets and confectionery brands including Swizzels, Barratt, Chupa Chups, Cadbury, Nestle, Mars, Starburst, Skittles, Cray Candy Factory, Sour Punch and Kingsway plus more!

The event was sponsored by Haribo, Nestle, Mondelez and Frisia and there was also a selection of exciting giveaways and prize draws.

The Hancocks’ 60th anniversary celebrations are being taken across the country with in store events being held at all 14 store locations throughout the year.

The wholesaler was originally founded in Loughborough in 1962 by Ray and Liz Hancock who originally began selling wholesale confectionery from their sweet shop after Ray realised how beneficial it was to buy sweets in bulk.

Seven years later stores began to open in major cities like Sheffield, Manchester and Birmingham and by 1986 there were seven Hancocks stores across the nation.

Manager of the Loughborough store, Dean Miller said: “60 years is a huge milestone so we wanted to celebrate by being able to thank our customers for their continuous support and this was a fantastic way to do it.

“It was a great day, we had some amazing giveaways and prize draws which included a 65” Toshiba Smart TV, £100 Amazon and High Street Vouchers, Premier League Stadium Tours, Supercar Driving Experiences and lots of free stock. We were able to put on some really great offers for our customers as a little thank you for getting us where we are today.

“We couldn’t have marked the 60th anniversary in a better way and I’m excited for all of the other stores to be able to celebrate this milestone in the same way we have.”

Hancocks’ Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Summerley said: “It’s been great being able to put on such an exciting event to mark this special occasion and just say thank you to all of our customers across the UK.

“60 years is such a milestone and what’s kept us going is how fantastic our teams are at working together to ensure we’re constantly providing retailers with the best selection of confectionery and of course we couldn’t have done it without our suppliers.

“Being able to hold events at each of our 14 stores was certainly the best way to mark 60 years and allowed us to appreciate the scale of Hancocks and how much it has grown.

“We have an exciting year ahead and we’re looking forward to continuing to supply the UK with fantastic confectionery at great prices.”

Hancocks is the UKs leading confectionery wholesaler with 14 nationwide cash and carry stores and an online channel www.hancocks.co.uk. Customers can shop online 24/7 with delivery to the door or click and collect options.

Hancocks is the one stop shop for confectionery for over 25,000 independent retailers and is part of the World of Sweets group.