SweetWorks owns brands including Sixlets

SweetWorks owns brands including Sixlets

Swiss chocolate maker Chocolat Frey has acquired a majority stake in US confectioner SweetWorks.

The deal, struck for an undisclosed sum, was announced yesterday (9 April). Chocolat Frey, part of Swiss manufacturing and retail giant Migros, did not reveal the specific stake it had acquired in the US firm.

SweetWorks operates a production facility in Buffalo in New York state. It also has a Canadian subsidiary Oak Leaf Confections.

The company produces a range of chocolates and chewing gum products under brands including Sixlets, Celebration by Sweet Works, Oak Leaf and Ovation. Sweet Works also works for "well-known" confectionery manufacturers in North America, Chocolat Frey said.

"The range of the two companies complement each other perfectly," the Swiss group added.