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Chupa Chups

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Chupa Chups, S.A.U
Company typeSociedad Anónima Unipersonal
PredecessorGranja Asturias, S.A. (1958–1964)
FoundedVillamayor (Piloña), Asturias, Spain (1958 (1958))
FounderBijoux Goddard
Number of locations
Lainate, Italy and Breda, Netherlands
Key people
Xavier Bernat (CEO)
Revenue500 million EUR (2006)
Number of employees
2,000 (2006)
ParentPerfetti Van Melle

Chupa is a Spanish confectionery brand which was started in 1958. Enric Bernat had the idea of caramel on a stick because many children ate a lot of caramels and this caused their hands to get dirty. The company had much success.

Chupa Chups was sold outside of Spain in the 1970s. It now does business in over 150 countries. These include Russia, Japan, Germany, Mexico, Australia and the United States.

Chupa Chups began with seven flavours. This number has grown since then.

The logo of the company is a daisy with the name of the company inside. It was an designed by Salvador Dalí in 1969.[1][2]

In July 2006, the company as a whole was acquired by the Italian-Dutch company Perfetti Van Melle.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Obituary: Enric Bernat". The Guardian. 2004-01-03.
  2. "Modern Masters - Virtual Exhibition : Dali - Chupa Chups logo (1969)". BBC. Archived from the original on 2017-02-02. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  3. "Perfetti Van Melle agrees to buy Spain's Chupa Chups for undisclosed sum". Forbes. 2006-07-03. Archived from the original on 2009-01-24.

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