Warren Buffett Kicks Off Meeting with Candies
Well before the doors opened Saturday morning at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting, chairman & CEO Warren E. Buffett was conducting the first business of the day – the sweet way.
Mr. Buffett, donning a signature See’s Candies apron, carefully hand-dipped coconut bon bons in the display booth of the 92-year-old candy maker, which Berkshire Hathaway acquired in 1972.
See’s more than 100 candy and lollipop flavors were a popular exhibit at the day-long event and have long been an annual meeting treat for shareholders – and Mr. Buffett.
“See’s commitment to taste, quality, tradition and service drew me to the company more than 40 years ago, and I’m proud to say that legacy of success continues to this day,” said Mr. Buffett.
California-based See’s, with more than 200 shops in the U.S. and a growing online business, plans to expand its operation to new markets in the Midwest, South and East in the coming years.
Those new shops, like its existing locations, will feature See’s candy treats, made in America with fresh ingredients and using no added preservatives.