Berkshire Hathaway’s candy purveyor, See’s Candies, has resumed production. The company had ceased production in mid-March, and Warren Buffett had noted at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting that the company had been stuck with a mountain of Easter candy that would go unsold.
In addressing the resumption, Pat Egan, CEO & president of See’s said in a statement:
“Quality Without Compromise” is our longstanding motto, and that stands true now more than ever. See’s has always believed in delivering the freshest, most delicious candy possible, in the best way we know how. Because we make pretty much everything we sell, we have two really important workplaces to get right—our manufacturing and packing facilities and our retail shops. Because we won’t cut corners, and because our employees are like family, we meticulously worked through every step in the process to make sure we’re safe before we’ll reinitiate production or open shops.
We are excited to share that we have recently reopened our San Francisco and Los Angeles candy kitchens. While this means we are now able to safely make our candies, you can almost say we are starting from scratch. Your tried and true favorites may not be available immediately, but the recipes and care we put in to making every piece is exactly the same. Please don’t despair… while these adjustments are necessary as we slowly reopen, we have not discontinued any items. We may not have everything in stock, but this is a great time to try a new flavor and explore our assortment. (Trust us, they’re all great!)”
See’s is now offering contact-free pick up in addition to online orders.
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