Duck Soup, an independent housewares and food store based in Sudbury, MA, announced that it has purchased the Sky Bar brand after the New England Confectionary Company (NECCO) went out of business last year.
“Like so many others, I was watching the evolving events at NECCO with dismay. I couldn’t believe that
Sky Bar would never be produced again,” said Louise Mawhinney, owner of Duck Soup, who placed the
winning bid at auction for the bar. “I placed a bid and I must admit I was stunned to suddenly become
the owner of the brand.”
Mawhinney explained that she has been working with Jeff Green, formerly NECCO’s vp/research and development, and a 33 year NECCO veteran, to find a way to start production on the Sky Bar. She is hoping that production on the brand will be up and running later this year.
Sky Bar was introduced by NECCO in 1938.
Duck Soup, along with its curated coffee and cheese selections, also carries kitchenware, craft liquors, international foods and a wide selection of chocolate and candy. The store offers cooking classes and baked goods, as well. It has been in business since 1971. Mawhinney is the store’s second owner.