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From Down Under, a cool candy retail trend is spreading: Springwise already has reported on Sweet and Sticky and Suga Candy Kitchen in Sydney and Melbourne. Now, add Brisbane to the list with Cane & Able, while the Australian founders of Papabubble have set up shop in Amsterdam, Tokyo and Barcelona, taking the concept across the globe.

From Down Under, a cool candy retail trend is sweetly spreading: earlier, Springwise reported on Sweet and Sticky and Suga Candy Kitchen in Sydney and Melbourne. Now, add Brisbane to the list with Cane & Able, while the Australian founders of Papabubble have set up shop in Amsterdam, Tokyo and Barcelona, taking the concept across the globe. Papabubble’s sales rose 25 percent last year to EUR 512,000, returning a profit of EUR 135,000 (USD 160,000 / GBP 91,000) (source: EasyJet Inflight Magazine). No wonder the company is planning to open shop in London and Paris in 2006. As they say, “no matter how bad the economy is, people will always buy candy.”

Opportunities

The candy store craze shows that making money from good concepts can be done from just about anywhere on the planet, which makes it so important to spot these concepts on time. Which of course is exactly what Springwise aims to deliver every month. As for the candy stores 21st century style; hundreds of cities remain game. Get going.

Website: www.caneandable.com.au/, www.papabubble.com/

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