Mariah Havens is the marketing director, seasonal, at Ferrara Candy Co. Mariah Havens Farrara

There she leads all seasonal efforts across all channels including portfolio management, innovation and renovation, consumer and customer campaign development, and forecasting and item execution for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Halloween and Christmas. Havens (pictured) has been a part of Ferrara for almost two years. 

For the Halloween 2020 and Christmas 2020 seasons, she helped innovate and execute seasonal cookies for the first time ever in Ferrara’s portfolio – driving incremental growth in key seasonal usages occasions – allowing the Ferrara team to outpace the category for both seasons.

On this episode she talks with Editor Crystal Lindell about all the ways COVID-19 has impacted the company, how Ferrara is approaching Valentine’s Day, and the best strategy for online sales.