Robert Simpson Jr.
President and Chief Operating Officer
John Di Giusto
Director of Flavor Development
Jelly Belly was founded in the year 1898. The company has been operational for over 120 years now. The founder of the company was Gustav Goelitz. The company has its origins back in the year 1869 when Gustav Goelitz started his confectionery business. Later on, his younger brothers also joined the business as well. In the year 1898, the company began manufacturing mellow creme candies. The company was very much successful in selling varieties of mellow creme candies, including candy corn. By the year 1913, the company had shifted to North Chicago, USA.
In the year 1924, the son of Gustav Goelitz, known as Herman Goelitz, started his own company known as Herman Goelitz Candy Company, situated in Oakland, California, USA. The company started manufacturing various jellies like gummy bears and jelly beans. Then in the year 1976, David Klein, who was a known nut and candy distributor, started the company known as The Jelly Belly. David Klein contracted the small Goelitz company in order to create the jelly bean. The first jelly bean was sold at an ice cream parlour called Fosselman's, located in California, USA. The company also provided different types of flavours as well. In the year 1980, David Klein sold the rights to the company for $4.8 million. The trademark of the company was registered in the year 1982. In the year 1983, the company's jelly beans were the first to go on a space shuttle journey, in the STS-7 Space Shuttle Challenger mission. As of the year 2001, the company had changed its name to Jelly Belly Candy Company. The headquarters of the company is based in 1 Jelly Belly Lane. The name of the place is Fairfield, while the name of the state is California, USA. The pin code of the area is 94533.
Jelly Belly is an American company that focuses on the manufacturing and selling of various kinds of jelly beans, in almost 50 different official flavours, to its customers. The current chairman, as well as the CEO of the company, is Herman G Rowland Sr. As of the current date, the company has an annual revenue of almost $190 million. The number of employees working at the company is more than 800. The company has a 50,000 square feet manufacturing plant in Rayong, Thailand, which was established in the year 2008.
The primary services provided by the company include the distribution and manufacturing of various kinds of jelly bean candies, in 50 different varieties, including lemon, cinnamon, orange, lime, etcetera. The company also manufactures 100 different confections besides jelly bean candies, like gummies, chocolates, candy corn and a lot more.
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