It first started out officially as Yerevan Macaroni Factory in 1933 producing a variety of products. Later in 1934, Yerevan Confectionery Factory was launched.
In April 2000, after large-scale reconstruction works the factory introduced its first products, which immediately found a distinct place on the domestic market. It was not long time before the company’s products became highly popular among the local consumers.
“Grand Candy” production is certified with ISO 9001:2008 quality management standards and ISO 22000:20005 food safety control standards. The advantage of “Grand Candy” products is the high quality and the use of natural ingredients, such as cocoa and milk products, nuts and fillings made from fresh fruits. Despite the high cost of natural raw materials, “Grand Candy” never uses cheap and low quality ingredients or artificial additives of any kind. The key priority of “Grand Candy” is the health of its consumers. Therefore, all the ingredients used in the production undergo an extensive analysis in the main laboratory of the company.
Moreover, the professional staff of the quality control department ensures high and stable quality of the products in full conformity with the existing international standards. The staff of the quality control department and that of the whole company as well takes pride in each product produced by “Grand Candy” company and is guided by the motto: ” Our quality is our pride”.
In 2001 “Grand Candy” began ice-cream production.
To maintain the high quality of its production, “Grand Candy” launched the production of corrugated cardboard packaging in 2006. A year later, in 2007, the company opened a modern printing-house equipped with all necessary machines.
In 2008 the “Grand Candy” launched the production of coffee using modern technologies. Arabica and Robusta coffee beans of highest quality are used for the production.
In 2010 “Grand Candy” started producing exquisite pastries, which became quite popular with our customers. For the first time it became possible in Armenia to bake “home-made” pastries in industrial conditions.
In 2012 “Grand Candy” started the production of the highest quality flour. Nowadays, due to the latest European production technologies and equipment, the company produces the best quality flour.
On September 10, 2010, we set a new Guinness World Record with the “Largest chocolate bar”. It became the first industrial record in Armenia.
In 2000 “Grand Candy” set up a chain of brand stores, the first in the long chain being “Ponchikanots”. Today the company operates 26 brand stores throughout the Republic of Armenia, 18 of which, including 7 store-cafes, are located in Yerevan.
“Grand Candy” is distinguished by its unique human resources management policy, which enabled to create a team of dedicated professionals, who are highly enthusiastic. Today we are the largest domestic production company in Armenia with the staff of more than 3200.
Every day the “Grand Candy” staff and the company’s owner himself go to work with one conviction “We produce for our children, for our families and for our nation”.