Beautifully engraved stock certificate from Fanny Farmer Candy Shops, Inc. issued no later than 1957. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an
ornate border around it with a vignette of Fanny Farmer. This item has the printed signatures of the Company’s President and Treasurer and is over 57 years old.
Fanny Farmer was an American candy manufacturer and retailer.
Fanny Farmer was started in Rochester, New York by Frank O'Connor in 1919. The company was named in honor of culinary expert Fannie Farmer, who had died four years earlier.
In 1992 the Archibald Candy Company acquired the brand (and its 200 retail stores in the northeastern United States) as a sister brand to its own Fannie May candies (sold primarily in the Midwest and mid-Atlantic United States). Alpine Confections purchased both brands in 2004 after Archibald filed for bankruptcy, and merged Fanny Farmer into Fannie May. An errant path of merger and acquisitions, whereby the company became the largest chain of candy retailers in the country but without adequate financing and a viable corporate strategy, was blamed for the bankruptcy.
History from Wikipeida and OldCompanyResearch.com.
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