A local candy store is making Easter a little sweeter this year with their innovative egg hunt ideas. Read on for more.
Cincy Chic: Tell us more about Galerie Candy and Gifts!
Emily Edmondson, Sales Director at Galerie Candy and Gifts: Galerie is the brainchild of Richard Ross, a creative entrepreneur with an unparalleled passion for candy. Our mission is to provide outstanding customer service while delivering fresh, innovative confectionery gifts of the highest quality and value.
Our products have a unique combination of quality ingredients and materials, creative packaging and design, and an overall value for the consumer. We deliver-to-shelf a wide range of products that include ceramics, plush, sequin, tin, and interactive toy items. Galerie continues to be a design-driven enterprise, bringing more than 1,200 items retailers every year. In addition to the Galerie brand, our licensed product lines include Disney, Star Wars, Hershey, Minions, Trolls, Peppa Pig, Marvel, and Warner Brothers. Our extensive seasonal and everyday offerings are perfect to give and receive.
Cincy Chic: What’s the inspiration behind Galerie Candy and Gifts?
Edmondson: We feel that every day is a holiday at Galerie, and we want our customers to feel that too.
Cincy Chic: Who’s behind the business?
Edmondson: Richard Ross, our sole owner, has been selling candy since the sweet age of 16. See here for his bio from the Candy Hall of Fame.
Cincy Chic: What types of candy and gifts do you carry in store?
Edmondson: We pride ourselves on variety, we truly are a category of one. Though we do not manufacture any candy, we work directly with both candy and gift suppliers to create custom items to allow retailers to provide differentiation in aisle. As the fight for space continues, we are focused on delivering innovation and quality at a value.
Cincy Chic: When did Galerie open?
Edmondson: We just celebrated our 27th year selling to retailers.
Cincy Chic: Can you tell us about how you’re making Easter egg hunts more fun?
Edmondson: First, we offer a variety of themes, from sports to sweet treats, zoo babies to Disney Favorites and everything in between. All eggs are filled with candy favorites, and give Mom the option to mix and match in both baskets and outdoor egg hunts.
Cincy Chic: What makes Galerie unique?
Edmondson: Galerie is an all-in-one company, from Marketing to Sourcing, Design to Fulfillment, we deliver solutions to customers around the country and around the world.
Cincy Chic: Is there anything new on the horizon for 2018?
Edmondson: Named Toy of the Year for 2017, LOL Surprise is emerging as the hottest girl’s property on the market. We have just secured the exclusive rights to candy and gifts beginning with Christmas 2018.