For over 125 years, Kerr’s Candy has been producing some of Canada’s favourite candies including Lollypops, Caramels, Butterscotch, Scotch Mints, Striped Mints, Toffee, Fruit Drops, and those little strawberry candies we have all grown to love.
Kerr’s has announced it is moving to a state-of-the-art production, packaging, and distribution facility in Oakville, Ontario Canada from its current location in Etobicoke Ontario.
Founded in 1895 by brothers Edward and Albert Kerr who emigrating from Scotland, they opened their first candy shop in St. Thomas, Ontario. Known for its quality and rich heritage, Kerr’s is an industry leader in the confectionery sector.
The move to Oakville which is located within the Halton region makes a lot of business sense. Halton’s Food & Beverage Sector is an ample employer in Halton, with over 33,000 workers in nearly 1,700 businesses. This includes 8,200 employees in production and food supply chain companies, which total 220, and over 25,000 jobs in 1,450 businesses in the retail and food services sectors.
Here are a few companies located within the Halton Region:
- Sofina Foods(external link)
- Gordon Food Service(external link)
- BFG Canada/Treehouse Foods(external link)
- Saputo/Nielson Dairy(external link)
- The Ippolito Group
- Pinty’s Delicious Foods
- Kerr’s Candy
Oakville’s Economic Development Office INVEST IN OAKVILLE has continued to attract business in all sectors including professional & financial services, digital media, ICT & Film, Life Sciences and Advanced Manufacturing. Key strengths for business attraction to Oakville is:
- Oakville is only 30 minutes outside Toronto
- Oakville offers competitive costs of doing business
- Highly skilled and professional workforce
- Reach your customers in the major US and world markets
- Quick connections to regional, national and international markets
- Ample land and facilities to build, expand and invest
All photos sourced from https://kerrs.com/