Candy Express

Franchise Costs

Franchisee Options

Financing: Via 3rd party
Training: Available

Franchisor Details

Incorporated Name: Candy Express
Home Office: The Woodlands, TX

About Candy Express

Our delicious selection of candy and sweets make our confectionery store a fun and wonderful place to hang your hat each day. Priding ourselves on stylish décor and a long history of successful franchising, Candy Express is a worthy contender if you are truly interested in getting involved with a franchise operation. We make it a point to work with our franchisees and have developed a quality system for training, pre-opening, and post-opening operations.

Values & History

Candy Express has been in business for over 40 years, gradually expanding into one of the premier franchises in the candy industry. We ensure that our business partners get the right value for their investment dollars by keeping the cost ratio of square footage and inventory lower than expected, and coupling that with a sensible program that puts you firmly in command of managing your Candy Express easily and comfortably in a short period of time.

Industry Performance

When you enter into an agreement with us, you'll be walking into a 20 billion dollar a year industry. Who doesn't love candy? People from all walks of life, rich or poor, enter the store and buy for themselves and their children. After 40 years, we know how to display our wares for maximum exposure.

Candy Express is a quality name brand and we have made alliances to ensure that we can position ourselves where lots of foot traffic occurs and where our competition can't be found. Our "confectionary cafes" inside Wal-Mart Superstores include ice cream and coffee to the mix of our regular treats.

Some big-name department stores where you can open a Candy Express include Macy's, Rich's, Lazurus, and Goldsmith's. This puts us in a unique situation where their customers become ours as well.

Purchasing a Candy Express Franchise

In addition to our name brand, our unique variety of delicious candy, and our positioning, another reason why franchisees consider us a top-notch brand to buy into is because of our strong system intended to help our new franchise partners develop a Candy Express from the moment they start.

We begin with site selection assistance, helping break down area demographics for best results, and then helping handle the lease details for the best price on the rent and other crucial details that can make or break a business over time.

We'll then help plan out the new store's interior decorating and inventory layout plan. We'll organize when your first shipments will arrive and assist in planning the grand opening.

We pool franchising funds so the whole team chips in to make sure everyone knows we're opening a new Candy Express. Yours! You won't be on your own, and we'll treat your store like it's special to us. Because it is!

Ideal Candidate & Qualifications

We're looking for smart and savvy business partners who may have a background in retail management and customer service. Even if you don't, if you have a friendly smile and are willing to learn, we have the knowledge and vast experience at training qualified candidates in every facet of how to run a Candy Express. So, our primary ideal candidate is someone who is open to the challenge of running a high-quality brand confectionary store.

If you love candy, chocolate, and people, we want to discuss this opportunity with you.

Training & Support

We begin with a 2-week training seminar. The first week will take place at our headquarters, and the 2nd in an actual operating Candy Express. You'll get to see how everything works first-hand so nothing is mysterious. You won't just be an observer you will get to shadow the manager and practice everything you need to know yourself. By the time the training ends, you should feel very confident that you can manage your own store.

We provide our owners with a significant amount of operational and tracking forms. Everything you need to keep your entire business organized. We have a system that you'll learn during the training, and you won't have to make or hunt for any of the tools yourself. That will help you become a great manager practically overnight. If you stay within the system, you'll have all of the support you need from the company and all of the tools that have created a huge part of our four-decade dominance.

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Candy Express is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming