Bag A Sweet Candy Company was formed as a partnership between brother in laws Frank Stansny and Al Tokar. The two Broadview Heights residents started bagging bulk candy in the basement of Al’s home on Wallings Road before moving into a building at 4011 Brookpark Road. They sold the bags of candies to grocery, drug, and convenient stores though a network of 6 independent distributors. The 1200 square foot two story building was the home for the company until 1982 when the company was sold to Tom and Judi Scheiman. The major customers in this period were Fisher/Fazio/Costa, Leader Drug, Friendly Drug, Silverman’s, and over 125 Convenient Food Mart Stores
Tom and Judi, the current owners, moved the company 4 miles west to 10904 Brookpark Road into a 4,000 square foot building and started selling candy to the public. The retail store name Joey’s Candies was named after Tom & Judi’s son Joe. Over a 5-year period, the company opened 10 additional Joey’s Candies retail stores throughout Northeast Ohio. The business climate changed in the early 90’s and the company changed its focus and in 1993 closed or sold all of the 10 Joey’s Candies stores and incorporated a new corporate identity in 1993. The new name b.a.Sweetie Candy Company d.b.a.Sweeties Candy was born. The company’s top wholesale customers include Stop&Shop. Marc’s, Top’s Supermarkets, and Medic Discount Drug.
The company moved back east about a mile to it’s move back east about a mile to 7480 Brookpark Road. The 6,000 square foot building was retrofitted to incorporate the new big box design of selling candy to the public. As the business grew, so did the need for more space. Over the next 12 years, the company continued to buy out neighboring store leases and expand the store 3 more times to it’s current 21,000 square foot. The company expands into the web business in 1994. The top wholesale customers today include Heinen’s Fine Foods, Dave’s Supermarkets, and Pat Catan’s Craft Stores.
In January 2015, we opened a new 40,000 square foot candy store' and started planning the construction of our new Sweeties Soda Shoppe'.