50 Years of Wholesaling Confectionery
2012 is a very special year for Hancocks. Established in 1962, the specialist confectionery wholesaler, still run by the Hancocks family today is 50 years old. In today's fast moving market, that is certainly an achievement the cash and carry is proud of - you can be sure that you are purchasing your wholesale sweets and chocolate from a company with a successful track record!
In 1962 Ray Hancock and his wife Liz were running a small sweet shop in Shepshed near Loughborough, Leicestershire. Being enterprising souls, they realised the financial benefit of buying their confectionery supplies in bulk and decided to fill the small amount of space that they had with confectionery that they could sell on to other local shops, making a small profit.
Demand grew and the Hancocks soon decided to open a dedicated cash and carry in Loughborough. Today the company runs 18 cash and carries throughout the UK, employs well over 300 staff, has a dedicated buying team and many thousands of customers. These customers tend to be independent confectionery retailers of all shapes and sizes - sweet shops, CTNs, market traders, seasonal traders, convenience stores, off licences, garage forecourts, party and event organisers, online sweet shops - you name it, we help them!
A family company retains a family feel and our customers often remark on the helpful personal service that they get at the cash and carries. The majority of our managers have been with the confectionery cash and carry for 20 and even 30 years - they know a fair bit about confectionery!
If you are looking for a specialist confectionery wholesaler that truly has the credentials to help you build your confectionery business we believe that we might just be that wholesaler. Furthermore we have plenty of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm to work with you through the next 50 years.