Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. is America's most favorite candy company, manufacturing and selling some of the world's most popular confectionary brands. It started in a modest New York candy store with the Tootsie Roll's introduction in 1896. The company is based in Chicago Illinois. It has grown to become one of the country's largest candy companies, with operations throughout North America and with distribution channels in more than 75 countries.
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Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc. distributes its products through candy and grocery brokers to wholesale distributors of candy and groceries; supermarkets; variety stores; dollar stores; chain grocers; drug chains; discount chains; cooperative grocery associations; warehouse and membership club stores; vending machine operators; the United States military; and fund-raising charitable organizations. The company also exports its products to Canada and internationally.
With annual sales approaching nearly half-a-billion dollars, Tootsie Roll Industries is recognized as one of the world’s largest candy producers. Its 100-plus years of unprecedented growth and expansion is a direct result of a keen focus on the basic fundamentals that launched Tootsie Roll into a worldwide success among every age group, culture, and demographic: relentless hard work; an unyielding commitment to quality; and a humble, socially responsible, family-run corporate culture.