Walking into the new Russell Stover Outlet in Kodak, it’s almost like unwrapping a brand new piece of candy and taking that first bite. It’s just that good. Their new digs just opened right across the road from their old ones and it’s pretty impressive. It’ll definitely catch your eye as you’re coming off Interstate 40 toward Sevierville.
In all, the new store totals 10,000 square feet of retail outlet space. If you’re wondering what will happen with the old store across the street, don’t worry, it will operate as it has, just with a smaller offering. The new candy retail store will offer a much larger selection and additional items unavailable at the old location. Some of those additional offerings include such items as candy apples, homemade fudge, baked goods, Blue Bell ice cream and frozen custard.
Russell Stover Candies broke ground on their newest retail store last year and is officially open for business. The two Kodak stores are part of a nationwide chain that includes 39 Russell Stover retail locations across the country. The new Kodak location is one of three new stores just recently constructed.
“We are glad to be expanding our retail operations in the Sevier market,” said Trey Magruder, Director of Store Operations. “There is a lot of excitement in this market for our products and everyone here is appreciative of our presence.” Russell Stover is the largest producer of boxed chocolates in the United States.
Russell Stover has been making delicious chocolates and candy since 1923 when Russell and Clara Stover started selling candy from their home in Denver, Colorado. The original candy, marketed as “Mrs. Stover’s Bungalow Candies,” changed about 20 years later to Russell Stover Candies. Russell Stover Candies can be found at over 70,000 drug stores, card and gift shops, grocery stores, department stores and retail stores throughout all 50 states and over 20 countries around the world.