Acquisition

Luxury confectioner Bon Bon’s buys out rival hf Chocolates

By Anthony Myers contact

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Steve Campbell, managing director of Bon Bon’s. Pic: Bon Bon's
Steve Campbell, managing director of Bon Bon’s. Pic: Bon Bon's

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The business will continue to be independently marketed under the hf Chocolates’ brand creating a clearly differentiated proposition to that of Bon Bon’s, according to statement.

Luxury hand-packed confectionery business Bon Bon’s (Wholesale) Ltd has announced it has acquired hf Chocolates, also a leading importer, distributor and wholesaler of fine chocolates and novelties in the UK.

The business has been purchased in its entirety by Yorkshire based Bon Bon’s, which provides luxury confectionery for high end independent retailers and visitor attractions.

Established in 1957, hf Chocolates was taken over by Stephen Pain and Thelma Benke in 1999 and has developed into a leading supplier of luxury confectionery. Its customers range from independent sweet shops, to retail multiples and UK department stores.

After 20 years of business, Pain and Benke said they have sold hf Chocolates in order to retire.

Steve Campbell, managing director of Bon Bon’s, said: “The addition of hf Chocolates to our business underlines our ongoing commitment to the luxury confectionery market. Both businesses are focused on the independent speciality food sector and our purchase of hf Chocolates will mean all customers in this sector will continue to benefit from two very distinct business and product offerings, while enjoying the high levels of customer service and innovation that the market has come to expect from Bon Bon’​s.”

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