Thursday, February 26, 2009

Redstone Website Back

The REDSTONE WEBSITE is back up and running. Stop on by!



Spicy is HOT

As you all know, our Redstone bars, particularly the Redstone Red Chili Chipotle (72% dark), Jalapeno with Salted Peanut (milk), and the La Azteca (spicy with Cinnamon) are all doing very well.

What is NEW & HOT is the Lammes Habinero products. They have quite the kick, but are a nice edition to the Lammes line, which continues to grow in popularity. They would also be a nice edition to any candy line up and get great reactions from the hot food foodies. Please give them a try on your next order.

Redstone Website Down Temporarily

We have had some gliches this week and our website is down. We hope to have it available as soon as possible - we are currently planning to have everything up and running by the end of the week.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Trends for 2009

Okay, so we all read the bad news every day. The economy isn't great, people are losing jobs, and everyone's mood is sour. As someone in the candy business, there IS something we can do about it. We can sell our wares and make everyone happy.

Two categories are going to sell well, mark our words.
1) The first is nostalgia. Nostalgia is fun, filled with good memories, and not expensive. People love to think of their childhood - everyone remembers the neighborhood candy store where they grew up. Everyone has a dollar or two to relive a happy memory.
2) The second category is basic bulk items. People cannot afford great vacations or jewelery, but everyone can still afford a great piece of candy. Everything from gummy bears to chocolate almonds are going to do well. A pound or two keeps the kids happy in the mall and is still well within reach of most people.

As a merchant, keep these options available and easy to get to. Something as simple as creating a nostalgic area of your store or prebagging half pound bags (or $3 or $4 bags) of your top 5 bulk items and putting them in a basket near the front of the store will keep things fun and fresh. You will be on-trend in 2009 and you will also see movement.

Good luck! Tell us how it goes. If you would like us to email you a price list, just drop us a line. For contact information visit us at