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Warren Buffett Kicks Off Annual Meeting ... Making Candy?

OMAHA, Neb., May 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Well before the doors opened this morning at the 2013 Berkshire Hathaway Inc. annual meeting, Chairman & CEO Warren E. Buffett was conducting the first business of the day – the sweet way.

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Mr. Buffett, donning a signature See's Candies apron, carefully hand-dipped coconut bon bons in the display booth of the 92-year-old candy maker, which Berkshire Hathaway acquired in 1972. See's more than 100 candy and lollipop flavors were a popular exhibit at the day-long event and have long been an annual meeting treat for shareholders – and Mr. Buffett.

"See's commitment to taste, quality, tradition and service drew me to the company more than 40 years ago, and I'm proud to say that legacy of success continues to this day," said Mr. Buffett. "See's 'Quality Without Compromise®" motto is one all businesses should take to heart."

California-based See's, with more than 200 shops in the U.S. and a burgeoning online business, plans to expand its operation to new markets in the Midwest, South and East in the coming years. Those new shops, like its existing locations, will feature See's delicious candy treats, made in America with fresh ingredients and using no added preservatives.

With just a week until Mothers' Day, See's is offering a number of gift specials Moms are sure to adore, such as:

  • Custom Mix -- Create a special box of See's candies filled only with the pieces Mom loves most, whether you pack it completely with one flavor like our Raspberry Truffles or P-Nut Crunch, or you can create a yummy combo of all her favorites
  • Happy Mother's Day Box -- One pound of Assorted Chocolates, featuring See's milk and dark chocolates like Almond Square, Dark Chocolate Butter, Milk Bordeaux® and more.
  • Keepsake Duo -- Decorative butterflies with jeweled accents adorn the set of our Petite Keepsake Box, filled with a mix of milk and dark confections, plus one full pound of our famous Assorted Chocolates, featuring pieces such as Milk California Brittle, Dark Butterchew and Milk Bordeaux.

To find a See's Candies shop location, or to order online, visit www.sees.com. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sees.Candies.  

About See's Candies:

Since 1921, See's Candies has been delivering fresh chocolates and candies to more than 200 shops throughout the U.S. See's acquires the freshest and finest grade raw ingredients from all over the world to make more than 100 varieties of candies including the signature Milk Chocolate Bordeaux® and the classic Butter Cream. See's reputation for a sparkling clean black and white decor within every shop and friendly old-fashioned service remains unrivaled and yes...you always receive a free sample! For the location of the See's Candy Shop nearest you, call toll-free 800-347-7337 or log onto www.sees.com  

Contact

Stephanie ShawKetchum(214) 259-3440 Stephanie.shaw@ketchum.com

 

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