We are good people
for over one hundred years.
The first of the Ercus divisions was created 110 years ago. Usher remains true to its roots and makes all its natural candy products with the same care as in 1902.
Today we are developing new products for a better tomorrow.
Ercus consolidated a growing family of businesses in 2010.
We have been making well-loved confections since our beginnings in 1902.
Today we are also creating new products to make life a little sweeter
for our communities and consumers.
Mexico produces the world’s finest cacao. Founded in 1935, Soconusco offers a rich legacy in processing this incredible resource for use in food and cosmetic manufacturing. Soconusco is now working to protect this incredible resource for future generations.
Soconusco produces cocoa derivatives, including cocoa powder, butter, liquor and finished chocolates.
Our contract manufacturing capabilities – which include product development, processing, finished product manufacturing and packaging – will enable us to meet almost any requirement for ingredients and products.
Soconusco: Increasing quality and production yield of cocoa farmers
in Chiapas and Tabasco Mexico by five fold in four years.
At a time when world demand for cacao is expected to successively exceed supply for coming years,* Mexico's cacao farmers struggle to sustain their harvests and way of life. Through our project Soconusco is helping to secure cacao as a resource and way of life for future generations. We are, together with company, university, government and farming partners, establishing a program to provide farmers in threatened areas with the know-how to produce more and better cocoa. In Chiapas and Tabasco, Soconusco is working to increase production by five fold in four years. This partnership promotes sound production and value-adding practices, fair prices for farmers and a top quality product for consumers.
*International Cocoa Organization, www.icco.org, 2012
Since hand-wrapping our very first traditional mints in 1902, Usher has thrived as a leading confectionary producer making the world a little sweeter. Beyond pleasing consumer tastes, Usher specializes in private label and contract manufacturing.
Usher Mints & Candies
Usher is committed to satisfying sweet desires with a variety of candies made for youngsters and adults alike. Our selection of delightful all-natural confections include mints, lollipops, hard candies, licorice and more. We use pure ingredients and never add anything artificial. That’s the way we’ve always done it.
Our line of Usher Promotional Candy offers our clients a little “sweet advertising.” Our PrintCode division customizes any of our more than 30 most popular products for use in marketing and advertising.
Contract Manufacturing & Private Label
Our Aria Specialties business began in 1995 manufacturing organic certified and natural sweets for supermarket chains, private labels and candy companies worldwide. Our contract manufacturing capabilities – which include product development, processing, finished product manufacturing and packaging – enable us to meet almost any requirement for ingredients and products. Our customers, which include top brands in the US and Europe, feel secure knowing that our plant is always audit ready, that we can meet tough certification requirements, and that our success lies in manufacturing their products with strict quality and confidentiality controls.
AVO is a fresh take a fresh take on the world’s finest produce. AVO was founded in 2012 in introducing our agriculture initiatives to create the sweetest life in the simplest way possible – for our network of farmers across Mexico who harvest every fruit to the consumer like you who wants to look and feel great.
Extensive research and development projects support innovation in the following areas:
Hass Avocados & Select Produce
For retail, foodservice and food manufacturing
Avocado Oil, Butter & Water
Pure ingredients extracted using advanced technology for use in food and cosmetic manufacturing
Nutrient-dense supplements made from fresh whole foods using advanced technology
Body Care Products
Personal care products made from patent-processed ingredients that effectively protect and promote health
for bulk, contract & private label manufacturing
AVO aligns with the company mission to promote sustainable practices and quality of life for all involved. AVO partners with experienced producers and researchers to develop new products utilizing 100% of this rich resource. We are working together to reduce crop waste by 50,000 tons per year. The resulting products offer consumers proven health and wellness benefits.
PrintCode since 2009 manufactures distinctive packaging solutions for our divisions and for our top name-brand clients.
Through our strong strategic alliance with Hewlett Packard, we offer flexible, full-color digital printing services using latest generation equipment to make customized packaging easy and affordable.
Custom Printing & Packaging
7-color Printing in Small to Large Batches
Small to Large Print Runs for New Product Trials & Target Marketing
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