Our growth has changed a lot of things,
but not our core beliefs
We honor the legacy of our founders
We are a proud, people-first company
We live and breathe excellence in food manufacturing
We bring creativity and determination
to solving problems that matter
We blend passion and compassion to make a difference
Born from a love of all things sweet,
Nelson added Kenny’s Candy & Confections to the KLN Family Brands umbrella in 1987. His goal? To make a better tasting, better chewing licorice than anyone else.
With big dreams in hand, the Kenny’s Candy & Confections team set off across the globe to learn from the best candy manufacturers, honing our skills, and purchasing the equipment we’d need to set up shop in our small hometown of Perham, MN.
The commitment to
providing the highest
That trip would become the first of many learning expeditions. As we’ve added additional capabilities, the commitment to providing the highest quality products brought us back to Germany, down to Texas, and across the rest of the USA, learning all that we could about the industries we live in.
But no matter how far our travels take us, we always end up right back here in Perham. Kenny’s small-town values and love of his community are what keep us anchored here – because he knew, even from the very beginning, that this community and these employees were the real success.
This community and
were the real success
And after 35 years, while we’re proud of our growth and the national success of our popular candy & snack brands, we’re even more proud of our continued commitment to the people and communities on which our success depends.