Necco May Have Buyer But Future Of Clark Bar Remains Uncertain

The candy manufacturer has produced Clark bars since 1999

Andrew Limberg
May 22, 2018 - 1:31 pm
Clark Bar

Andrew Limberg


PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - It looks like Revere, MA based candy manufacturing company Necco may soon find a buyer after saying in March it would be forced to close if a new buyer wasn’t found, but the future of the Pittsburgh-created Clark Bar is uncertain.

Necco is known for their Necco wafers, sweethearts, candy buttons, Clark bar, Sky Bar and other candies.

Three bidders have offered to buy Bankrupt New England Confectionary Co.’s  Necco Wafers, Sweethearts and other candies but it is unknown if the companies chocolate bars (Clark  and Sky Bar) will survive.

The Clark bar was created in Pittsburgh by the D. L. Clark Company in 1917 and was bought by Necco in 1999.

S & S Candy & Cigar Co. on the South Side tells KDKA Radio their supplies of Clark Bars were bought up quickly after it was announced Necco was declaring bankruptcy.

Grandpa Joe’s Candy Store in the Strip District says Clark Bars have been “selling like crazy” since the announcement and they are hard to keep in stock when a shipment does come in.

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