03 Feb 2020 - Spun Candy has developed a truly unique business concept, which is sure to tantalise your senses!
Founded in London in the autumn of 2013, Spun Candy began as a small, premium, handmade candy store, and since then has expanded through London, Paris, and various locations across the Middle East including Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Bahrain.
Spun Candy’s strategy is to further expand through area development agreements across the Middle East, Asia and globally.
2020 is already promising an exciting year, having already established a regional headquarters presence in Hong Kong, with ambitions to open five retail and candy class locations in the city over the coming two years.
James Ellender, Founder “With four units operating successfully in the UAE, grown over the last five years through our proven partnership operations model, we have set our sights on working with new area developers to expand our brand through multi-unit locations across new territories.
Not only do we offer retail kitchens, where we make all of our candies by hand (live in front of the audience), we offer children and adults of all ages to engage in our interactive candy classes, where they can create their very own personalised lollipops and other sweet treats.
Our business is unique in many ways due to our multiple revenue streams across our categories of retail sales, B2B and candy experiences. We are a perfect fit to an existing multi-brand candy store, entertainment centres, theme parks and airport duty free locations.
Additionally, we have recently developed our ‘Lollipod’ kiosks and successfully operate standalone retail and masterclass stores.”
What our Franchisee’s Say:
“We were fortunate to be Spun Candy’s first overseas franchisee just months after the brand launched. Prior to that I have researched several similar brands internationally before finally making the decision of choosing Spun Candy. The brand is ‘fresh’ and modern which translates to the design of their spaces, offering amazing product range with premium quality: all natural, vegetarian; the masterclasses are not just adding great customer experience but also a strong revenue generator and... with James Ellender’s expertise and business acumen it was the obvious choice! Five years and counting, we are very pleased having Spun Candy as one of the brand highlights within Candylicious!”