HAPPY HAUNTING

The goblins and gremlins mucking up the U.S. economy are not likely to bedevil Halloween sales this year, supermarket operators told SN."Halloween continues to be a strong dollar holiday for us," Ron Taylor, vice president, marketing and procurement, Hy-Vee, Des Moines, Iowa, said. "In fact, Halloween is getting up there behind Christmas in terms of total sales."Companies contacted by SN all said

The goblins and gremlins mucking up the U.S. economy are not likely to bedevil Halloween sales this year, supermarket operators told SN.

"Halloween continues to be a strong dollar holiday for us," Ron Taylor, vice president, marketing and procurement, Hy-Vee, Des Moines, Iowa, said. "In fact, Halloween is getting up there behind Christmas in terms of total sales."

Companies contacted by SN all said they are optimistic Halloween sales this year will equal or exceed last year's

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