HEALTHY SALES

Retailers are using sugar-free sweets to attract diabetics and the diet-conscious to the once-forbidden candy category.Sugar-free candy sales are on the rise, in part, due to an increasing number of Americans being diagnosed with diabetes each year. According to the American Diabetes Association in New York, there are approximately 15.7 million people with diabetes in the United States, 5.9% of the

Retailers are using sugar-free sweets to attract diabetics and the diet-conscious to the once-forbidden candy category.

Sugar-free candy sales are on the rise, in part, due to an increasing number of Americans being diagnosed with diabetes each year. According to the American Diabetes Association in New York, there are approximately 15.7 million people with diabetes in the United States, 5.9% of the population, with another 800,000 cases being diagnosed each year.

Bonnie Shave

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