Appoints Rita Cummings as Everyday and Seasonal Candy Buyer

Top Quote To handle company and product growth, online candy retailer,, hired seasoned candy buyer Rita Cummings. End Quote
  • Boston, MA-NH (1888PressRelease) December 08, 2011 - Online candy retailer announced today that Rita Cummings, former party supply and candy buyer at iParty, has joined the company as an everyday and seasonal candy buyer. In her new post, Cummings will be managing's product selection and categorization, inventory analysis and management, and vendor relations and negotiations.

    "We have been experiencing rapid growth since we launched in July 2009. Over the last six months we've been searching for the right candidate to manage our 5,000-plus everyday and seasonal brands," says Greg Balestrieri, CEO of "With Rita's extensive buying, marketing, and planning experience in the party supply and candy industries, she is a perfect fit."

    Cummings started her career at the store level 16 years ago while attending Boston's Emerson College, and worked her way up to marketing and visual planning positions at iParty, and eventually buying for all 53 stores in the iParty chain.

    Rita Cummings can be contacted at (781) 335-2200 and Rita ( @ ) Candy dot com dot

    About is the ultimate online candy store offering more than 5,000 candy and bulk candy products from 500-plus manufacturers to B2C and B2B customers. was co-founded and launched in July 2009 by cousins Greg Balestrieri and Joe Melville. Greg and Joe represent the third generation of the family-owned Melville Candy Company of Weymouth, MA. For more information, visit and

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