In 2003 Derek Lawson purchased his first candy store in Wilmington, NC. He created a new genre of candy which saved the once failing business.
His new creations set him apart from all-other candy stores and ultimately became a modern day cultural icon: "GIANT GUMMY BEARS!" TM
In 2006 Derek purchased and reversed the fortunes of another failing candy store in Raleigh, NC and once again made it profitable - as the new home of his WORLD'S LARGEST GUMMY BEARS!TM
Visit "POPALOP'S Candy Shop" in Crabtree Valley Mall.
This remains the current home of all of Derek's creations, but there are again new plans underway for 2019! (Check back for more details).