The man behind Candy People


Joanis Masudi Youssef - The man behind Candy People  Joanis Masudi Youssef was born in Nineve, a province between Irak and Syria. His parents fled from the the genocide in 1915 and 1940. He was the oldest of four siblings. His mother was a housewife and his dad worked as a customs officer. As a young man, Joanis had a lot of responsibility in the family and every summer until he was 20 years old he worked as a carpenter. At 11-year-old he already had 7 employees, 2 whom were 40 years old. The whole family was forced to flee...

Our History


1982 Joanis Masudi Youssef buys a candy store in Malmö in South of Sweden and Candy People is founded. It then the second pick and mix store in all of Skåne. After a time as a small candy store, the company developed to also conduct wholesale operations and is therefore growing slowly but surely. 1990 Twelve years after its start in Malmö, Candy Peoples flagship store Sweet opens on Bankgatan in Lund. This candy store that became a really popular and THE stop for candy lovers. Today, 28 years later, Sweet is still a big favorite, which over the years...

About Candy People


About Candy People Candy People started as an underdog in the confectionery industry, but throughout the years we created a number of bestselling candy favorites. In our product portfolio you can find a wide and varied range of Swedish candy favorites. Candy People was founded in Malmö in 1982 with a curiosity of making all sorts of candy. Candy People started as a small local player but today we have a secure position in both the national and the international market with over 100 employees. Candy People AB is a family business that has been inherited for generations and a...

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