Was that another tremor you felt on the West Coast? No, the earth didn’t move, but there was some shakin’ going on. There’s a new powerhouse distributor in the region.

Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc. and J. Sosnick & Son are combining the West Coast distribution operations of Nassau Candy — located in Los Angeles and San Francisco — with J. Sosnick — located in South San Francisco.

And the resulting newly formed entity will be called Nassau-Sosnick Distribution Co. LLC.

J. Sosnick has been a fixture in the San Francisco confectionery and gourmet food markets since 1906.  As a leader in the San Francisco and Los Angeles marketplaces, J. Sosnick has supplied customers across the Western United States with more than 10,000 candy and gourmet food products.  

"By combining our efforts, this brings together two great families and years of experience to make one great distributor to the West Coast across the candy and specialty food categories," says Wayne Sosnick, v.p. sales, J. Sosnick. 

Nassau Candy is North America's largest specialty confectionery, gourmet food and natural food manufacturer, importer and distributor. 

From its six strategically located distribution centers in New York, Florida, Michigan, Texas, and two in California (San Francisco and Los Angeles) and two manufacturing facilities, the company manufactures and distributes more than 10,000 products to thousands of customers everyday, which range from the largest retailers in North America as well as  thousands of independent confectionery stores, to corporate, foodservice, grocery and alternative markets customers.  

"We're excited to continue to expand the national footprint of Nassau Candy and to strengthen the value of the products and services we deliver to our current and future confectionery and gourmet food customers on the West Coast," says Barry Rosenbaum, president of Nassau Candy.