Can NECCO Be Saved By a Former CEO and a GoFundMe?
After NECCO announced in March they would close their doors if they were unable to find a buyer, fans have been hoarding NECCO wafers by the case load. They may be able to hold off on stockpiling if the former CEO can make good on his promise to keep the company alive.
According to CandyStore.com NECCO has a buyer, but its NOT former CEO Al Gulachenski. He has been told that the buyer is planning to liquidate the company and close the plant down. Gulachenski needs $30 million to prevent the company from taking over. He can raise $10 million on his own but has started a GoFundMe page to raise the additional $20 he needs.
Is it just us or does this seem a little out of the ordinary? We have to give this guy credit for wanting to save the company, but how often do you see that happen with a GoFundMe page?
If the $20 million isn't raised, everyone gets their money back and bye-bye NECCO. If you want to see the GoFundMe page and possibly donate, hit the button below.