A business built on quality, integrity and dedication to our customers.
Calico’s Fudge Retailing Solutions Is Created
After the closure of Arlan’s Leonard reinvented the business a third time. This is when Leonard created the Retail Solutions Program that has kept Calico, and its customers growing and profitting since 1971. The company would target existing retailers, helping them to sell fudge year-round by using Calico’s profitable Fresh Fudge Made On-Site Retail Program. As with any new concept, Leonard had to work hard to find retailers willing to try it out. A chance meeting on an escalator paved the way for the prestigious, Chicago-based Marshall Field department store to adopt Calico’s fudge retailing program. This was a critical turning point in that doing business with Marshall Field brought credibility to tiny Calico Cottage.
Calico Expands Again With A New State-Of-The-Art Headquarters
In 1999 Calico built its current state-of-the-art 45,000 square foot facility in Amityville, NY. The entire New York based Calico family works at this location… from sales and marketing to manufacturing and shipping, from accounting and development to logistics and operations. This is Calico Cottage’s home
TODAY & TOMORROW
Calico continues to evolve and focus on the needs of its retailers. Calico’s commitment to customers remains at the forefront, focusing on providing new and exciting insights and tools to help retailers increase sales and profits and grow their businesses. Calico is a business solutions provider, as much as a fudge and nuts innovator. The support, partnership, ingenuity and quality are some of the fundamentals that make up the Calico Difference and set Calico apart from competition.
Calico will continue to lead the industry in innovation and quality by developing new products and solutions while staying ahead of the retail curve. The roadmap of Calico’s future is full of new and exciting initiatives focused on growing retailing opportunities, offerings and profit margins. Calico will be one of the driving forces of success in the ever-changing retail landscape.