Hancocks in Hull is the latest store to host its 60th anniversary event.

The UK’s leading confectionery wholesaler is marking its 60th anniversary year with events across the country – and now it’s the turn of Hull.

The depot on Sutton Fields Industrial Estate will be celebrating the milestone on Thursday 4th August with an event for customers and suppliers.

Customers will have hundreds of offers to take advantage of as well as prize draws and giveaways. There will also be the opportunity to chat with the team and suppliers.

The event is sponsored by Haribo, Nestle, Mondelez and Frisia.

Hancocks has been in Hull for 33 years, opening its doors in October 1989. Over the last three decades it’s seen trade double.

It now employs seven members of staff, two of them have been with the business for over 30 years, and supplies retailers across East Yorkshire, Humberside and the surrounding areas with confectionery from around the world. It also offers a click and collect service for customers who prefer to shop online.

Sixtieth anniversary celebrations will be taking place across the Hancocks stores throughout this year.

The wholesaler has its roots in the East Midlands and was founded by Ray and Liz Hancock who began wholesaling confectionery from their sweet shop in 1962.

In 1969 the second store opened in Sheffield with Stoke on Trent, Manchester and Birmingham opening shortly after. By 1986, Hancocks had seven stores across the UK.

Hancocks Hull store manager Dave Green said: “We’re looking forward to bringing the 60th anniversary celebrations to Hull.

“We’ve been in the city for over 30 years, and over the last three years have seen significant growth, so it’s great for us to be able to celebrate with our customers and suppliers.

“We have a huge mix of customers come into the store and take advantage of the great offers and deals we have available. Everyone from small local corner shops, to fairgrounds, online sellers and tourist trade from Skegness up to Whitby. We even export confectionery from this store to South Africa.”

Dave added: “This event is an opportunity for us to talk to retailers to show them what we have planned for the coming year, the offers available to them and the new confectionery lines we’ll be introducing for Halloween and Christmas.”

Hancocks Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Summerley, said: “Reaching such a milestone anniversary is a testament to how our teams across the business work together, the service and products we’re able to supply to retailers, however large or small and the suppliers we work with on a daily basis.

“As with all retailers, we had to adapt and evolve over the years, more so in the last two years. We’ve invested heavily in our online offering, and this combined with the 14 depots across the UK, means we offer flexibility and the opportunity for retailers to shop in whatever way suits them.”

Hancocks is the UKs leading confectionery wholesaler with 14 nationwide cash and carry stores and an online channel www.hancocks.co.uk. Customers can shop online 24/7 with delivery to the door or click and collect options.

Hancocks is the one stop shop for confectionery for over 25,000 independent retailers and is part of the World of Sweets group.

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