Donut and Candy StocksIncludes Publicly Traded Chocolate and Confectionery Companies
List of Publicly Traded Donut, Candy, Chocolate and Confectionery Companies Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges
Even if you do not have a sweet tooth, you likely will recognize many of the brands associated with the companies on this list. These companies can be separated into one of three categories, operators and/or franchisors of retail stores, manufacturers of candy, chocolate and confectionery products and diversified food companies with significant candy brands.
- Retail Stores: Dunkin Brands owns Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins which together have nearly 20,000 store fronts.
- Manufacturers: Companies like Hersey and Tootsie Roll carry with them immediate recognition for their signature products but also produce a variety of other candies, gums and sweets.
- Diversified: Mondelez and Nestlé are both very large companies with a number of well-known chocolate and candy brands.
For those interested, Mars Inc. is a privately held company. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. was previously on this list but was acquired by JAB Holding Company in a deal that was finalized in late July 2016.
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Donuts and Candy: Large-Cap Stocks
Hershey Company (The) (HSY) (Chocolate, gum, mints, snacks and sweets; brands include Hershey’s, Hershey’s Kisses, Ice Breakers, Jolly Rancher and Reese’s)
Donuts and Candy: Mid-Cap Stocks
Dunkin Brands Group, Inc. (DNKN) (Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins)
Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. (TR) (Brands include Tootsie Roll, Charms Blow Pop, Charleston Chew, Dubble Bubble, Junior Mints and Sugar Daddy)
Donuts and Candy: Micro-Cap Stocks
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc. (RMCF) (Manufacturer and retail operator of chocolate candies and confectionery products)
Diversified Food Companies with Significant Candy Brands
Mondelez International, Inc. (MDLZ) (Confectionary, food and beverage products: brands include Oreo, Chips Ahoy! (cookies); Triscuit, Club social (crackers); Milka, Toblerone, Cadbury (chocolate) and Trident, Dentyne, Chiclets, Halls, Stride (gum))