Sunday, April 2, 2017

Early Armenian Businesses in the United States

Here is yet another Armenian success story: How Armenian Immigrants Built an American Candy Empire April 02, 2017
https://www.aratherat.com/blogs/news/sweet-success-how-armenian-immigrants-in-connecticut-built-a-candy-empire#comments
After reading this reference, great Armenian business success of Armenian Americans who escaped since 1800s the bloodthirsty sultan abdul hamid, the hamidian massacres, there are so many similar rebirth and survival. Turkey's loss is once again America's win, where human rights help thriving businesses. It's sad however to see a small business swallowed by large company, in this case Cadbury's.

In this thread, I will add other similar success stories of Armenians that have contributed to the American society. It reminds me of a reference in a beauty book about the introduction of yogurt or madzoon to the United States in MA. Once again, it's origins lost to obscurity, to an extent even Armenians aren't aware of it. In early 1920s yogurt was introduced to the US in MA by an Armenian under the brand name "madzoon" which means yogurt in Armenian language. Now due to marketing, it's touted as Greek yogurt. No indication of it being a basic staple of the Armenian diet, nor it's introduction to the US by Armenians...

Update:
I did some research and found out about "matzoon" or Madzoon -
article: Yogurt by Another Name
On January 31, 2014 By umdarchives
https://umdarchives.wordpress.com/2014/01/31/yogurt-by-another-name/


March 1, 2001 | Magazine Archive
THE FIRST ARMENIAN AMERICAN COMMUNITIES TAKE ROOT: THE ARMENIAN AMERICAN PLYMOUTH - by Hrag Vartanian
https://agbu.org/news-item/the-first-armenian-american-communities-take-root-the-armenian-american-plymouth/


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