Jelly Belly Candy Company has acquired the candy manufacturing facilities and brand name of Ben Myerson Candy Company.

Myerson manufactures Christopher's chocolates and is the licensee of Sunkist confectionery products, including Sunkist Fruit Gems.

Jelly Belly said that it anticipates moving Myerson's manufacturing and shipping operations to its plants in California and Illinois.

Other details of the deal will remain undisclosed until completion in early November.

Myerson will continue to operate in the wine and spirits industry.