Candy Bouquet News Room
Candy bouquets are big hit
By CAROL WERSICH
Courier & Press staff writer 464-7452 or email@example.com
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Candy bouquets are providing a sweet living for a local couple, Glenda and Doug Jaccard.
After doing market research on Downtown Evansville, the couple decided to open their franchise operation, Candy Bouquet, in November 2005 at 206 Main St.
Their study revealed that the Downtown would provide a successful niche market, Glenda Jaccard said.
The couple first located their business in only about 100 square feet of space inside a portion of Emge's Deli & Ice Cream.
Thanks to business from corporate clients and Downtown workers, they outgrew the space.
The Candy Bouquet recently re-located to larger space next door at 210 Main St., where All Skewered Up was formerly located.
The bouquet business now has 2,300 square feet of space in the new location, which the Jaccards say is ample for displaying merchandise.
The larger space also has allowed the Jaccards to move their business workshop out of their home.
The business offers floral-looking arrangements made from imported and gourmet chocolates and other candies. It also sells fudge and other candies.
Glenda Jaccard said patrons from Casino Aztar, Downtown banks and other Downtown businesses for helping grow their business.
The corporate customers buy incentive gifts, get-well gifts or gifts for some of their clients, she said.
Glenda Jaccard manages the operation. Her husband also works as a traffic coordinator for Transfreight in Gibson County, Ind.