Snacks & Candy

Coast to Coast Candy Appoints New National Sales Manager

Ivey comes to category manager from M&M/Mars

GARDEN CITY PARK, N.Y. -- Coast to Coast Candy has appointed Mike Ivey as national sales manager, reporting to Fred Bowers, vice president of sales and new business development. Ivey joined Coast to Coast effective January 5, 2009. He will work out of Coast to Coast's western office located in Phoenix.

In his new position, Ivey will focus on Coast to Coast's sales for the western United States. "We have aggressive goals to grow our company across the USA and Canada. Mr. Ivey has been added to the Coast to Coast team to play a vital role in the development and growth of our [image-nocss] company. I believe he will thrive in his new position and I anticipate that he will exhibit his industry knowledge and expertise while making new advancements for the future of Coast to Coast," said Robert Bruck, president of Garden City Park, N.J.-based Coast to Coast Candy.

Ivey comes to Coast to Coast with more than 22 years of experience in sales management with M&M/Mars Inc. He has broad experience in major consumer product trade channels such as foodservice, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, drug, grocery and national accounts.

"Mr. Ivey's vast experience and sales competencies will enable him to raise the performance level of Coast to Coasts existing and future specialty market customers," said Bowers,

Coast to Coast Candy offers products and category management solutions for the specialty retail markets industry. The company provides clients with products and services in the candy, snack and convenience item categories of the food and beverage industry.

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