Dan Gray, an industry leader who has spent nearly 40 years representing confectionery and snack manufacturers in the Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia markets, has formed D. Gray & Associates brokerage.

D. Gray & Associates will fill a void Gray recognizes in the market, offering personalized services to a carefully curated list of manufacturers. 

“As the market has shifted to large national brokers who represent dozens, if not hundreds of brands, confectionery manufacturers’ time in front of buyers is being reduced,” Gray explains. “We feel there is a need for a professional brokerage that is agile, specialized and able to focus on all of the brands it represents.” 

The brokerage comes into the market with a roster of respected manufacturers, including Just Born, Inc., Albanese Candy and Dorval Trading Co., which it will represent in Western Pennsylvania and the West Virginia panhandle. 

Gray, a 2014 inductee into the Candy Hall of Fame, brings a wealth of experience building longstanding relationships with customers of all sizes to this new venture and he reinforces that every client and every customer, regardless of size, will receive top-tier service focused on long-term growth and innovative solutions. 

D. Gray & Associates is a full-service brokerage, offering account and trade show coverage, data and sales reporting, and trade management services, calling on grocery, convenience and special markets customers 

For more information on the services and opportunities available through D. Gray & Associates, 2 Penn Center West, Suite 310, Pittsburgh, PA 15276, contact Dan Gray at dgray@dgrayassociates.com and (412) 719-6975.