Coco Confectionary in Nailsworth has a new owner. As reported by StroudTimes, owner Sofia Corgier put the business on the market earlier this year.
After sixteen years at her previous job, Lyns Hamblin made the decision to step behind the counter after being ‘immediately drawn to the business’ and will also continue carrying out her volunteering and charity work.
Lyns, 42, has lived in the Stroud area all her life and has worked in pub and cinema management but is ‘beginning a new adventure’ with Coco. She does not plan to change Coco Confectionery, using the motto ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’. Lyns does, however, plan to expand what the business has to offer, such as introducing wedding favours and hot drink loyalty cards alongside an earlier opening time of 8.30am from July 5th.
The business was run by Sofia Corgier for nearly four years: “Sofia is quite honestly amazing! She has bent over backwards to make this whole process as smooth and stress free as possible,” said Lyns.
“I am very lucky to be buying from such a lovely person. I think Coco is unique because of its products, its ethos and its quirkiness”
The shop is well known for its eye-catching ceiling and colourful displays: “It’s not your run-of-the-mill sweets and chocolate; If you’re looking for a KitKat, you’re in the wrong place!” said Lyns.
The shop has a wide range of products including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free confectionary. “Everything possible is done to only use packaging that is compostable or if not, recyclable. You can even buy a cup of coffee in an edible cup.”