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Swizzels Matlow

Posted by Siobhan McIlfatrick on

Swizzels Matlow is a confectionery manufacturer based in Derbyshire, United Kingdom. The company employs around 500 people and exports 20 per cent of its sweets to more than 20 countries, mostly in Europe. The most popular brands are Love hearts and Drumstick lollies. Operations began in the early 1920s at a by way of a market stall in Hackney, London, with Maurice and Alfred Matlow selling jellied sweets, they built a small factory in east London in 1928 and were known as the Matlow Brothers, producing jellies and chews. In 1933 they merged with a rival factory owner, David Dee, who specialised in fizzy compressed tablet sweets, the...

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