BEANS OF MEANS

Merriam-Webster defines the jelly bean as "a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy." Retailers see it as a profitable little goody that ain't just for April anymore.It seems the Easter Bunny -- in the form of imaginative candy manufacturers -- has taken his seasonal jelly bean trade and made it a year-round business.The current activity stems from a couple of major suppliers creating new jelly bean products,

Merriam-Webster defines the jelly bean as "a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy." Retailers see it as a profitable little goody that ain't just for April anymore.

It seems the Easter Bunny -- in the form of imaginative candy manufacturers -- has taken his seasonal jelly bean trade and made it a year-round business.

The current activity stems from a couple of major suppliers creating new jelly bean products, and the increasing presence of tiny and more flavorful gourmet beans in su

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