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This profile was last updated on 12/11/13  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.

Mr. Fred Meltzer

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Employment History

  • President
    Hoffman's Chocolates
  • Chief Financial Officer
    Hoffman's Chocolates
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Hoffman's Chocolates
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Web References
We wanted to keep the soul ..., 11 Dec 2013 [cached]
We wanted to keep the soul of Hoffman's the way it is but also wanted to expand it with the appropriate amount of capital," Meltzer said.
Meltzer expects more jobs will be created.
Meltzer said the deal had the blessing of Paul Hoffman, who still is concocting recipes for the company.
"We have no intention of leaving anytime soon," Meltzer said. "We want to retire from Hoffman's many years from now."
Meltzer came to Hoffman's in 1988 after buying part of Paul Hoffman's shares.
Under Meltzer's leadership, the company diversified.
Meltzer learned his lesson and installed backup generators.
Since then, Meltzer has toyed with launching a franchise program but it hasn't yet commenced. That idea could be revived under BBX, he said.
Hoffman's Chief Executive ..., 17 Oct 2011 [cached]
Hoffman's Chief Executive Fred Meltzer says he's noticed an uptick in business among companies planning gifts for the upcoming holiday season. "Our corporate is up dramatically for pre-orders," he said. "The last couple of years corporate has been a little softer, but this year all indications are it's stronger than last year."
Many of those orders are coming in now because they require custom manufacturing, for instance, edible paper on chocolate, or custom chocolate bars.
Meltzer said he's hired 20 employees to handle the extra work, about 12 more than last year. He's seeing strong demand from the health care-related fields and the legal fields.
Many of the orders are for gifts in the $25 to $50 range, with a corporate customer spending an average of about $2,500 on gifts. Meltzer said overall sales are up 12 percent so far this year, but will probably rise to 22 percent by the end of the fourth quarter.
The sales growth has prompted Meltzer to dust-off Hoffman's retail expansion plans.
Meltzer said he's looking to a open store in the Congress Avenue corridor of Boynton Beach. He's also looking for space in Delray Beach and Jupiter. Hoffman's already has stores in Greenacres, Wellington, Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton and an independent store in Stuart.
In addition, Meltzer said he would also like to re-establish a presence in downtown West Palm Beach. The store's longtime Dixie Highway location closed in 2005 and a plan to move to CityPlace fell apart, but Meltzer said he' still interested in the center.
Archive News January 31, 2003, 31 Jan 2003 [cached]
Guest speaker for the evening is Frederick Meltzer, president of Hoffman's Chocolates.
Executive Forum Speaker Series : Florida Atlantic University - College of Business, 2 Jan 2012 [cached]
Fred Meltzer, President of Hoffman Chocolates
In 1997, Paul Hoffman brought Fred Meltzer on board as the company's President and CEO.
Within a short time, Mr. Meltzer established financial and inventory controls and implemented new sales and marketing initiatives, while also overseeing the Orthodox Union (OU) application process from beginning to kosher certification. Meltzer had an appreciation of OU certification and the benefit it provided to Hoffman's.
Hoffman's president Fred ..., 7 Feb 2013 [cached]
Hoffman's president Fred Meltzer said the company was founded in 1975 by Paul Hoffman Sr. at a candy store on Lake Avenue.
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