In 1967, Normand Mondoux founded a company to sell and distribute candies. In 1975 and 1982, respectively, his sons Jean and Yvan joined him as sales representatives.
1990 was a year of growth that saw Bonbons Mondoux move to a new 30,000 square foot facility.
In 1995, the company began importing products, mostly from Spain, Belgium, Brazil and the United States. Importing allowed Bonbons Mondoux to offer high-quality products not previously available in its market.
In 1998, Bonbons Mondoux became the largest confectionary distributor in Québec with the acquisition of its only major competitor, Bonbons St-Jacques, a confectionary product distributor since 1924. It then bought Agence AB Luceville, a highly-respected eastern Québec wholesaler. That same year, in its first foray into manufacturing, the company acquired Breuvages Mini Pop. It also expanded its by-then cramped facility to 60,000 sq. ft.
At the same time, Bonbons Mondoux decided to market products under its own brand name. Today, bulk candy packaging is a major revenue stream and employs over 80 people.
Nine years later, following in their father’s visionary footsteps, the Mondoux brothers broadened the scope of the business with the purchase of Bonbons St-Gérard and Chocolats Giacomo. These acquisitions were a turning point in the company’s history, adding manufacturing to its distribution and packaging business, and expanding its facilities to 100,000 sq. ft.
In 2010, the company’s product distribution team counted over fifty distributors and representatives throughout Québec, the Maritimes, Ontario, western Canada and Nunavut.
Over the years, Bonbons Mondoux has established a name for itself with a wide range of confectionary, including imported products that are unique in our market. Thanks to the close relationships it has forged with many food sector companies, it is also behind a number of well-known private labels.
Today, the little company founded in 1967 has grown into an SME with facilities of over 100,000 sq. ft. and over 150 employees that offers more than 3,000 products to a large customer base.
A few years ago, a third generation of the Mondoux family took up key positions within the company. Their grandfather and fathers’ passion and commitment inspire their drive to carry on the family tradition.