Workers sort Necco wafers at the factory in Revere, Massachusetts, in 2013. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg)

Workers sort Necco wafers at the factory in Revere, Massachusetts, in 2013. (Scott Eisen/Bloomberg)

Only candy-eating rats survived private equity’s Necco takeover

The New England Confectionery Company (Necco) shut down after filing for bankruptcy.

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