Donells Candies breaks records

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 5:15 PM CST
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you are from the Casper area, Donells is a name you are probably familiar with. The downtown store saw record-breaking numbers during the month of November.

“Last year, we were worried, obviously everybody was and it was very difficult. This year has been much better but to have it finish on a really huge weekend...last weekend was the best Thanksgiving weekend we ever had,” said Mike Stepp, the CEO and Owner of Donells Candies.

Sales over Thanksgiving weekend were the highest they had been in over 65 years of business. Saturday brought in 170 sales alone. The coffee shop also saw high traffic with the largest numbers since opening seven years ago. Stepp says the weekend isn’t the only thing rising above expectations. He estimates the store will have a 20 percent gain this year.

He contributes the success to continuous community support.

“It seems like everybody’s our friends. Dad used to say ‘You don’t sell to your enemies, better have a lot of friends’ and it’s a good community to be in.”

This time of year is when Donells does roughly half of their sales.

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