Arway Confections opened its doors in 1950 with a concept of offering higher quality products than what was then available in the marketplace. The first product the company produced was Chocolate Pecan Caramel Patties. Sears Roebuck & Co., who at the time was the largest retailer in the United States, became Arway’s first customer.
Arway worked closely with Sears to develop quality standards for the candy industry which are still in effect today, and in the process earned four “Symbol of Excellence Awards” for superior quality and dependable service. More important than the awards, however, was the fact that Sears became a long term and loyal customer for the next four decades.
The lesson Arway learned early on was that HIGHER QUALITY PRODUCTS + BETTER CUSTOMER SERVICE + COMPETITIVE PRICING = A LOYAL CUSTOMER BASE. The formula has obviously worked over the long term for Arway. The company has steadily grown and expanded its core customer base from a single customer in 1950 to today, in which Arway proudly serves hundreds of distributors, retailers, fund-raisers, baggers, catalogs, nut companies, and marketing companies nationwide. After almost six decades of candy making experience, Arway’s excellent reputation within the industry is well deserved.
Over the same time period, Arway increased its product line from a single product to one that has the capacity to produce hundreds of different items. Our current capacities include Panning, Enrobing, Open-Fire Copper Kettle Cooking, Oil Roasting, and Custom Mixing. Arway has continuously expanded its list of stock products, as well as the number of custom and proprietary products we produce for a variety of customers.
Throughout the years, Arway has always remained true to using higher quality ingredients. Arway’s finished product has always been extremely consistent in taste, color, and appearance. More recently, we have implemented programs and procedures designed to maintain the quality and integrity of our product as we continue to grow and prosper in the years to come. Arway is Kosher Certified, AIB audited, and is also in good standing with all city, state, and federal agencies.
We have a core team of experienced, dedicated, hard working individuals, and together there is no limit to what we can accomplish. We have an in-depth understanding of the different commodities we purchase, and take pride in the fact that we have saved our customers hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years because of this knowledge. Fresh inventories and Arway’s friendly staff enable the company to facilitate its orders in an extremely efficient manner. Our consistent and dependable service record over the last 55+ years is second to none in the industry. Let us show you first hand what hundred of others in the candy and nut industries already know; Arway Confections is a great business partner.
What Arway can offer is something a little bit special. Something a little bit better. Throughout the years, Arway has remained dedicated to its original mission of offering higher quality products and more dependable service along with extremely competitive prices. It may sound old fashioned, but it’s “AR-WAY” and it is truly the secret of our success.