I think that all of us love candy in some way or another but the recent news has been anything but sweet. Due to the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic, See’s Candies is halting all candy production and suspending online ordering until the pandemic passes.
The announcement was made on Friday in a statement to customers that all work on fulfillment, shipping, and call-center departments were being put on pause. The company is concerned about their employees and their health.
The candy shop opened in 1921 and in their 99 year history, this is only the second time that they have halted their activity. The first time was due to rationing during World War II.
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See’s is proud to have a legacy of Quality Without Compromise. In our 99-year history, we have had only one interruption in our ability to share our American-made delicious candy, and that was during WWII due to rationing. The health and safety of our employees and customers is our number one priority, and we have made the decision to initiate an interruption once again. See’s has temporarily suspended sales of our product in stores and on our website. However, we would ❤️ to hear from you! We have added the ability for you to share your fondest memories of See’s on sees.com (link in bio), or keep them coming in our comments below! We truly appreciate your patience and understanding and can’t wait to bring you little pieces of happy when we return. ❤️, See’s Candies team
“Please know that we did not make this decision lightly. In addition to making the best candy you can find, we seek to have the best customer service. So, we sincerely appreciate your patience and understanding, as our contact center is temporarily closed. We will work to keep you updated as we develop plans to safely resume operations,” the statement read.
Since the company is pausing all shipping of products, customer refunds will be issued on any existing orders within the next two weeks.
As long as they are closed down, they’re asking fans to share memories about the company and its products. If you would like to take part in this activity, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and share your story. Their social media pages are already filling up with stories and support for the company during this time.SKM: below-content placeholder