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Nassau Candy Acquires AmuseMints, LLC

Nassau Candy Distributors, Inc., a leading North American specialty confectionery, gourmet and natural food manufacturer, importer and distributor, has acquired AmuseMints, LLC, a leading mint manufacturer to the souvenir, specialty retail and gifting industries.

The new company will roll out its new line to the souvenir industry at the Las Vegas Souvenir and Resort Gift Show – September 18-21 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

“My team is excited to become a part of the Nassau Candy family,” said Kip Zsupnik, Jr., president of AmuseMints. “Our partnership will allow our company to have more than just mints. It will be business as usual except we will have a great deal more to offer our customers. Our goal is to become the largest supplier of confectionery and snack products to the souvenir industry.”

The newly formed entity will be Nassau Candy’s Souvenir division, AmuseMints Sweets & Snacks. The new division will join Nassau Candy’s thousands of confectionery, gourmet and natural foods SKUS - featuring major brands like Jelly Belly ®, Haribo®, Clif Bar®, Lindt®, along with its industry-leading assortment of themed, novel and classic gummies, novelties, nostalgia candies and more - and its best-in-class manufacturing capabilities with AmuseMints deep relationships in the souvenir trade.

In addition to its state-of-the-art customization capabilities, Nassau Candy is also one of the largest suppliers of all-natural, non-GMO private label confections and snacks. Its goal in joining with AmuseMints is to build a one-stop shop of confectionery and snack products to the souvenir industry. “We have been looking for a strategic partner in the souvenir industry for quite some time,” said Lance Stier, a principal of Nassau Candy. “AmuseMints has a great following in this industry and we are truly excited to make this the cornerstone of a new souvenir division.” “We believe we have a leading set of production capabilities and an extensive product assortment that we are excited to expand in the souvenir market as we have in many other specialty classes of trade,” said Garrett Stier, a principal of Nassau Candy.

Since 2004, AmuseMints has been a leader in the souvenir market, including sales in locations ranging from theme parks, national parks and airports to gift shops, zoos and other tourist destinations.

Safari Ltd.® Announces a Newly Designed Website

Safari Ltd.®, an American-owned, family-operated manufacturer and worldwide distributor of Toys that Teach®, has announced the launch of a new and improved website.

Enhanced and revamped, and with a priority to add new features and provide client usability, the new site provides customers with an easier, brand-new shopping experience.

All Safari customers will be able to create wish lists, buy new 2016 products and review their orders. Additionally, wholesale customers receive free shipping at $100 and the site is mobile-friendly.

Visitors can also access a newsroom for updates on the Safari blog, which features many DIY projects using the company’s toys. If you want to learn more about the animals that inspired your favorite figurines, be sure to visit SafariPedia®. Even more features will be available soon.

To access the site, visit For questions, please email

SKD Distribution Corp. Was Acquired by Forum Novelties

SKD Distribution Corp was acquired by Forum Novelties last year. This union made SKD bigger, better and more efficient. The company’s new location is state of the art, with a vast support system of art, design and overseas resources.

Please visit the Forum website to see the full range of product available. The company is positioned to ship its SKD line together with the rest of the Forum line for more efficient and cost-saving shipments

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