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Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. Announces Changes to Sales Team

August 2021, Nanuet, NY – DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. is proud to announce changes to their Sales Team.

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. announces that Steve Broderick, Sales Manager-West, is retiring after almost 30 years with the company. During his career, Broderick has been responsible for helping to establish Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. as a premier importer of high quality confectionery including the Sour Power® brand.

Matt Pugh has been appointed to replace Broderick, responsible for sales in the western region of the U.S. as Sales Manager-West, effective immediately. Pugh is based in Seattle and will report to Tom Coccio, who has been promoted to Director of Sales.

Pugh’s career spans more than 20 years, with a focus on various food categories, having held sales positions with Pactiv, La Brea Bakery, Sugar Foods and Acme Food Sales, managing a variety of products from food packaging to imported food.

Coccio’s promotion comes after 12 years with Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., making significant contributions during that time including increasing sales and distribution of the company’s brands and effectively managing a broker network in his role as Sales Manager-East. He assumes the newly created role of Director of Sales effective immediately.

In the new role, Coccio will be responsible for managing the company’s national sales efforts as Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. continues to expand its market share in the U.S. Coccio’s previous experience includes Regional Manager positions with Lindt & Sprungli (USA) Inc., Conagra Brands, Inc. and Del Monte Foods, Inc.

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Since 1966, the Dorval name has been synonymous with quality confections. For 55 years, Dorval has been an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena.

For more information, contact DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com

Tom Coccio, Director of Sales

Matt Pugh, Sales Manager-West

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DORVAL TRADING COMMEMORATES ITS 55TH ANNIVERSARY!

Nanuet, NY – DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. is proud to announce that the company is celebrating its 55th year in business.

“The last 55 years have given us much reason to celebrate,” says President Roberta Cappel. “We’ve seen so many changes in the confectionery industry, and have enjoyed growing with trends and consumer demands for quality candy while never compromising our high standards of serving our customers.” Dorval was founded in 1966 by Jack and Florence Cappel, Roberta’s parents, who started out with a vision based on a strong commitment to bring quality products to consumers.

While the importing business can be challenging and competitive, Cappel states that the past 18 months since the Covid-19 pandemic began have been the most unusual by far in terms of conducting business. “We are pleased to say that we have successfully worked to avoid major disruptions caused by Covid-19 coronavirus. We have maintained close, regular contact with our customers to ensure we are supporting their current needs.”

The company prides itself with maintaining strong relationships with its suppliers throughout the pandemic. Says Cappel, “We are working closely with our supplier partners to ensure information flows throughout the supply chain, and are doing everything possible to ensure the best service levels for our customers.”

Dorval’s longevity and business approach has kept them in the forefront as a leader in the confectionery industry, and the company expects to continue to grow as an organization for many years to come.

Dorval has its own line of products under the Sour Power® brand, which celebrates its 36th anniversary also in 2021, as well as their specialty brand Dorval Premium Collection®, plus Top Pops® and Choice Confections®. Other brands represented under the Dorval umbrella include Rademaker® Hopjes, Rendez Vous®, and King®.

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Since 1966, the Dorval name has been synonymous with quality confections. For 55 years, Dorval has been an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena.

For more information, contact DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com

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Dorval makes candy donations to front-line workers

Dorval made several donations of candy in May to front-line workers around the Tri-State region and elsewhere. All together we donated over 15,000 lbs to the following facilities:

Hackensack Univ. Medical Center
Palisades Medical Center (part of Hackensack)
Stanford University – Palo Alto, CA
Montefiore Nyack Hospital
Westchester Medical Center
Mid Hudson Regional Hospital
Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, NC
Helen Hayes Hospital
Rockland County Sheriff
369th Sustainment Brigade
St Barnabas Medical Center

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Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. announces its latest SOUR POWER® flavor in the Straw Packages category – PASSIONFRUIT!

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. announces its latest SOUR POWER® flavor in the Straw Packages category – PASSIONFRUIT!

SOUR POWER® PASSIONFRUIT Straw Packages is the most recent flavor to join the SOUR POWER® line and it is uniquely different from all of the other flavors. The intensely tart and juicy PASSIONFRUIT flavor is just like eating the real thing! The vibrant colors of the packaging, with the larger display window and new design features are truly eye-catching!

“We are very excited to introduce this new PASSIONFRUIT flavor to our line”, says Dorval President Roberta Cappel. “Our customers are always requesting new flavors and innovation and PASSIONFRUIT is our way of staying true to our brand and with the trend of unique and special flavors that are in the market.”

PASSIONFRUIT joins the other existing flavors and immensely popular line of Straw Packages including Mango, Sour Power Sortz® (4 color/4 flavor assorted pack), Strawberry, Wild Cherry, Pink Lemonade, Cotton Candy, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, and Green Apple.   All varieties in the Straw Package line are available in 24ct boxes for easy shelf display. This new product will be ready to ship in June!

Dorval has long prided itself on featuring products that deliver the highest quality of taste, and the PASSIONFRUIT Straw Packages only continue that tradition. SOUR POWER® is available in Straws and Belts in wrapped, unwrapped or in bulk format in a variety of package types and flavors.

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., is an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena.  Sour Power® will celebrate its 35th brand anniversary this year! Dorval celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2016.For more information, contact Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com.

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Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. announces its latest SOUR POWER® flavor in the Individually Wrapped Belts category – MANGO!

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. announces its latest SOUR POWER® flavor in the Individually Wrapped Belts category – MANGO!

SOUR POWER® MANGO Individually Wrapped Belts have the same juicy, mouth-watering flavor of our MANGO Bulk Belts that fans of our products know and love. MANGO Individually Wrapped Belts are packed in the new display box that features a larger window, and evokes the sunny, tropical vibe that reminds you of your favorite vacation get-away!

The addition of MANGO to our line of Individually Wrapped Belts comes on the heels of the success of the MANGO Bulk Belts and MANGO Straw Packages and consistent inquiring on behalf of consumers for more accessible MANGO products.

MANGO joins the other existing flavors and growing line of Individually Wrapped Belts including Sour Power Quattro® (4 color/4 flavor belt), Strawberry, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon and Green Apple.   This new product will be ready to ship now!

Dorval has long prided itself on featuring products that deliver the highest quality of taste, and the MANGO Individually Wrapped Belts only continue that tradition. SOUR POWER® is available in Straws and Belts in wrapped, unwrapped or in bulk format in a variety of package types and flavors.

 

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., is an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena.  Sour Power® will celebrate its 35th brand anniversary this year! Dorval celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2016.

For more information, contact Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com.

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Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. proudly announces an incredible update to the SOUR POWER® line of WATERMELON BELTS!

SOUR POWER® WATERMELON BELTS are now offered as a 3-color belt, the first of its kind in the line! The colors will remind you of a yummy slice of watermelon, and the improved flavor is juicier than ever! As with all of the multi-colored belts SOUR POWER® offers, these new WATERMELON BELTS are peelable! To highlight the change, the graphics and packaging on the count goods items have also been updated.

“Watermelon has been a core flavor of the SOUR POWER® line since being introduced in 1985. We believe fans of the flavor will be thrilled to see the striking new colors of the belts, and will agree that the new flavor profile is unlike any other,” says Roberta Cappel, President of Dorval. “Keeping the entire line of SOUR POWER® products evolving is a year-round priority for us. We see innovation in the product and in the packaging as a way to stay on top of trends and to keep up with consumer demand.”

The SOUR POWER® WATERMELON BELTS are available in 150ct Individually Wrapped Belts, 150ct Unwrapped Belts (Tubs) and 3x6.6lb (Unwrapped) Bulk. The new product will be shipping soon!

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.
Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., is an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena. In addition to the Sour Power® 30th brand anniversary in 2015, Dorval celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2016.
For more information, contact Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com.

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DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. announces its latest SOUR POWER® product line – SOUR POWER BURSTS™!

April 2019, Nanuet, NYDorval Trading Co., Ltd. proudly announces a brand new product line in our ever-expanding portfolio – SOUR POWER BURSTS™!

The iconic SOUR POWER® logo has been turned into a bite-sized sour gummy candy! The new SOUR POWER BURSTS™ are available in the 4 Color/4 Flavor SOUR POWER QUATTRO® mix (Strawberry, Green Apple, Blue Raspberry, and Tutti Frutti) and pack all the flavor and sour taste fans love since 1985!

“We are thrilled to continue the expansion of the SOUR POWER® brand with the new SOUR POWER BURSTS™ which will be very familiar to fans of SOUR POWER® products,” says Roberta Cappel, President of Dorval. “Bringing new formats and flavors to the brand keeps it fresh and exciting. This new gummy burst piece is an innovative development for SOUR POWER® and our aim is to expand this category in the future with various other pack sizes.”

The SOUR POWER BURSTS™ are packed 3 x 6.6lb cartons which make it easy for any bulk candy user to implement. The new BURSTS™ join the Bulk category with favorites including SOUR POWER QUATTRO®, Strawberry, Mango, and Blazpberry® belts, among many other popular flavors. The SOUR POWER BURSTS™ will be available to ship mid-June.

 

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., is an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena. In addition to the Sour Power® 30th brand anniversary in 2015, Dorval celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2016.

For more information, contact Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com.

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DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. announces its latest SOUR POWER® flavor in the Straw Packages category – MANGO!

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April 2019, Nanuet, NY - Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. announces its latest SOUR POWER® flavor in the Straws category – MANGO!

SOUR POWER® MANGO Straw Packages have the same juicy, mouth-watering flavor of our MANGO Bulk Belts that fans of our products know and love. The MANGO Straw Packages’ design introduces a warm, tropical orange to our portfolio which features an eye-catching range of colors and patterns. As is the case with all our Straw Packages, the MANGO Straw Packages are packed in 24ct display boxes, making it a great visual item for every shelf!

The addition of MANGO to our line of Straw Packages comes on the heels of the success of the MANGO Bulk Belts and consistent inquiring on behalf of consumers for more accessible MANGO products.

MANGO will be joining the other existing flavors and growing line of popular Straw Packages including Cotton Candy, Pink Lemonade, Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, Strawberry, Green Apple, Wild Cherry, and Sour Power Sortz®.  This new product is ready to ship May!

Dorval has long prided itself on featuring products that deliver the highest quality of taste, and the MANGO Straw Packages only continue that tradition. SOUR POWER® is available in Straws and Belts in wrapped, unwrapped or in bulk format in a variety of package types and flavors.

 

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., is an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena.  In addition to the Sour Power® 30th brand anniversary in 2015, Dorval celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2016.

For more information, contact Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com.

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Dorval Founder Jack Cappel Passes

It is with a heavy heart that we must inform you of the passing of our dear friend and founder, Jack Cappel on July 15, 2018 at the age of 100.

Jack was born in Montreal, Canada to Bessie (nee Lieberman) and Benjamin Cappel. He served in the Canadian Army from 1939 to 1946. He emigrated from Canada to New York in 1949, and began his career in the confectionery industry in 1949 with Edward Sharp & Sons where he eventually became Vice President.  He also served as Vice President at Adolph Goldmark & Sons, and went on to found Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. in 1966 with his wife, Florence, where he acted as Chairman until the time of his passing. His strong leadership and lively persona helped Dorval become a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty industries for over 50 years. His many accolades include selection as National Candy Wholesalers Association Diplomat, and induction into the National Confectioner’s Association Candy Hall of Fame and Specialty Food Association’s Hall of Fame.

He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Florence, his three brothers, Harry, Morris, and Julius, and their wives. He is survived by 3 children, Beverly, Roberta and her husband Kal Rothman, and Jonathan, and 3 grandchildren, Sam, Ben and Olivia.

He will be deeply missed by all and Dorval will continue to honor his memory and wonderful legacy.

Anyone wishing to make a charitable contribution in Jack’s name may do so to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (https://give.ushmm.org/donate) or charity of choice.

Thank you all for your kindness and friendship.

The Dorval Family

 

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DORVAL TRADING CO., LTD. proudly introduces their NEW and IMPROVED TOP POPS® CHEWY TAFFY CANDY POPS!

Dorval’s TOP POPS® CHEWY TAFFY CANDY POPS have been reformulated with enhanced flavors and a softer texture. Each pop now has a UPC on the stick for individual piece sale. “With the growth of the line over the past many years, it was time to refresh the Top Pops® brand and expand the already vast appeal the pops have in the market”, says Roberta Cappel, President. The pops are still packed in 48ct displays, but the new boxes are slightly larger for better visibility on the shelf. Each box also contains 12 slotted pop holders for creative merchandising.  Graphics are updated with bold new packaging.

TOP POPS® are available in 5 of the same flavor varieties as before- Blazpberry® (Red & Blue Raspberry), Strawberry, Watermelon, Strawberry/Lemon and Assorted which contains all four flavors in one box. Pina Colada and Peach are not currently included in the assortment at this time but new flavors will be coming in the future. The NEW TOP POPS® are also GMO-free.

The TOP POPS® are packed in 24x48ct cartons and have brand new item numbers and UPC’s. They are available for shipment now!

About Dorval Trading Co., Ltd.

Dorval Trading Co., Ltd., is an importer of an extensive range of high-quality confectionery products from major manufacturers around the world. Dorval has grown into a significant presence in the confectionery and specialty distribution arena.  Dorval celebrated their 50th anniversary in business in 2016.

For more information, contact Dorval Trading Co., Ltd. at (800) 367-8252 or at info@dorvaltrading.com, or visit our website at www.dorvaltrading.com.

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