Below are a few milestones in the history of Stewart. We attribute our longevity to working with very talented employees & loyal customers.
James E Stewart Sr. moves to Waycross. He begins selling peppermints and peanut brittle from his Ford Model T to area workers and residents.
First candy plant is constructed on Albany Avenue in Waycross
James E Stewart Jr. joins his father at Stewart Candy Co.
James E Stewart Jr. builds a new warehouse on Knight Avenue. Expands from 5k to 20k sq ft. He also adds a rebagging operation in the new building.
James E Stewart Jr. acquires Eli Whitney business and staff making Stewart Distribution the regional cigar and tobacco distributor
Stewart Distribution breaks ground on a new 50,000 sq. ft warehouse on Bonneyman Road in Blackshear, GA
A 20k sq ft expansion is added to the Bonneyman warehouse
Stewart Distribution acquires Laughinghouse Wholesale and key staff. A loading dock expansion is also completed.
First Stewart Distribution tradeshow is held in Waycross
30k sq ft warehouse expansion and a 6k sq ft cooler/freezer expansion is completed
A 60k sq ft expansion adds a new receiving dock and a new convenience store style breakroom