An Indiana candy store – which gained notoriety after a controversy over job postings earlier this year – is now in the hands of another company.
Missouri-based Uranus Fudge Factory and General Store announced the acquisition of Good’s Candy Shop in Anderson. The company also owns several other “Uranus” themed businesses, including “The Uranus Ice Cream Company” and “Escape Uranus Escape Rooms”, and they said they “plan to bring all of this and more to the new Indiana location. “
The cheeky branding, which has its own stream of Facebook comments and jokes, comes months after a The Good’s Candy Shop job posting has gone viral.
At the end of May, owner Randy Good made sexist comments about employees and “separation”, which he described as talking about others “in order to separate people and make people feel better about themselves.” He called it “the behavior of girls, mostly young but not always.”
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The job posting drew thousands of comments and ultimately led to Facebook being temporarily disabled from the store. A few days later, Good announced that he would sell the store.
Last Wednesday, he announced the sale of his decades-old family business, the “work of a lifetime,” although he says the previous “dusting” had “nothing to do” with his decision.
“I can no longer maintain the level of passion that this wonderful company demands,” Good said on his company’s Facebook page. “I accepted the fact that I am older. I worked very hard for a very long time. My mind and body spoke. I listened.”
The store will remain under his ownership until December 31. Uranus Fudge Factory will take over the store at the start of the new year, with a “grand opening” slated for spring.