A popular American candy brand has a new candy shop in Melbourne, but it’s not the same as the one you might expect.
Melbourne’s Kanha Candy Company, which opened a store in March 2016, has just announced that it has bought the former Australian Candy Store in Melbourne’s CBD and will convert it into its new Candy Factory.
The Candy Factory will have about 40 outlets around Melbourne, and is one of the largest outlets of its kind in Australia.
It opened its doors in April 2017 and currently has five stores in the CBD and one in a Sydney suburb.
It has already opened six locations in Melbourne and has more than 10,000 employees and is also one of Australia’s largest online retailers.
However, the American Candy Company has had a tough year.
It has been hit by bad publicity after a video of a female employee in a Victoria mall was shown to be using a racial slur against another woman.
The video sparked a public outcry, which led to the company’s board firing a senior manager.
“I think it’s unfortunate that our brand has been tarnished by these issues,” said Kanha co-founder and chief executive Officer, Jason Krasny.
“We’ve seen the impact on our business and our brand, so it’s a tough situation for us.”
The American Candy company has recently begun hiring staff to help its new location.