Kevin Coen_Las OlasKevin Coen has been announced as the ceo of Las Olas Confections and Snacks, a new division of BBX Sweet Holdings.

“We are pleased to welcome Kevin Coen, a seasoned industry executive, to our organization,” says Jarett Levan, president of BBX Capital.

Coen has more than 30 years of experience in managing large consumer and confectionery brands. He was previously president of The Popcorn Factory and Fannie May Brands, divisions of 1-800-Flowers. Before holding those positions, he was ceo of Crabtree & Evelyn and served as division president for Swarovski North America.
Coen also served as v.p. of retail for Lindt Chocolates, where he developed Lindt’s first retail store concept, and was involved in Lindt’s acquisition of Ghirardelli. He was previously a member of the Chocolate Council of the National Confectioners Association.
Las Olas Confections and Snacks was established by BBX Sweet Holdings to manufacture, market and distribute the company’s wholesale portfolio of chocolate and confectionery brands. There are two SQF Certified manufacturing facilities operated by the new division — one in American Fork, Utah and the other in Orlando, Fla.
Las Olas Confections and Snacks produces many award-winning products including Droga Chocolates’ Money on Honey, which won the 2016 Sofi Award from the Specialty Food Association at the Summer Fancy Food Show. Meanwhile, Anastasia Confections’ Coconut Cashew Crunch won the 2016 Buyer’s Choice Award for Best New Non-chocolate Confection at ECRM.
All of Las Olas Confections and Snacks are made in the United States and can be found in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise, club and drug stores.