Norman Love Confections has expanded its corporate sales team with the appointment of Melinda Beretsky, a a seasoned Senior Account Manager who previously represented well-known brand Godiva Chocolatier for nearly 20 years. In her new role, Beretsky will expand the Norman Love Confections’ corporate gifting program through direct outreach to new and prospective clients, strategic partnerships, networking events, trade shows and community outreach. Her focus is on nationwide sales for large organizations in the financial, insurance and legal industries as well as casinos and wholesale partnerships.
“Melinda has a remarkable history of exceeding sales targets and brings a wealth of experience in chocolate sales to Norman Love Confections,” said Norman Love, founder and CEO of Norman Love Confections. “She has a glowing reputation in the industry for building long-standing relationships with businesses. Her skills, experience and dedication make her a valuable asset in fostering client relationships, generating new business opportunities and optimizing sales processes. Melinda’s a welcomed addition to our sales team as we grow to meet the increasing demand for our custom corporate gifting.”
With over two decades of sales success in the chocolate industry, Beretsky boasts an impressive track record. Beretsky has averaged $3 million in annual sales throughout her career and joins Norman Love Confections with strong product knowledge in chocolate and confection sales.
Beretsky shared her excitement about joining the team, saying, “I’m thrilled to continue my journey in the confectionery industry with Norman Love Confections and to continue to foster relationships and grow Norman Love Confections’ corporate gifting program in collaboration with the sales team.”
Norman Love Confections specializes in creating ultra-premium, handcrafted artisan chocolates presented in sleek, modern gift boxes, as well as gift towers and baskets, that are a perfect corporate gift. The chocolates and gift box packaging bands can be custom branded with corporate logos through Norman Love Confections’ corporate gifting program to create the best impression for corporations.
About Norman Love Confections
Founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, Norman Love Confections creates and distributes handcrafted artisanal chocolates from its corporate headquarters at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd. in Fort Myers, Florida. The award-winning Fort Myers-based chocolatier has been lauded more than a dozen times by a leading consumer ratings magazine, including recognition six times for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation. Forbes.com included Norman Love Confections BLACK line on its list of the nation’s top 10 truffles; The Huffington Post listed it among the six best U.S. destinations in its Chocolate Lover’s Travel Guide; and USA Today named Love as one of its top 10 entrepreneurs for 2014. Love was named the inaugural inductee of Dessert Professional Magazine’s Chocolatier Hall of Fame, partnered with local chefs to present a six-course meal at the James Beard House in New York and Norman Love Confections was ranked among the top 10 shops in the world for chocolate lovers by U.K. media outlet Daily Telegraph.
Norman Love Confections has Chocolate Salons in Fort Myers, Estero, Naples and Sarasota, including a pastry shop and café at Whole Foods Market in Fort Myers salon. Norman Love Confections’ chocolates, gift baskets, sipping chocolate and specialty items also can be ordered online at www.normanloveconfections.com. In addition, chocolates are available at independent retail locations throughout the U.S. For more information visit www.normanloveconfections.com or call 239-561-7215.