HOW SWEET IT STILL IS

Seasonal candy sales remain strong in the Center Store despite increasing competition from alternative channels. While many retailers see the most movement in snack sizes and miniatures, higher-end boxed items are providing some with the means to challenge that competition.Christmas was a disappointing season for many in the larger retail world, yet the retailers SN spoke with did not feel the pinch

Seasonal candy sales remain strong in the Center Store despite increasing competition from alternative channels. While many retailers see the most movement in snack sizes and miniatures, higher-end boxed items are providing some with the means to challenge that competition.

Christmas was a disappointing season for many in the larger retail world, yet the retailers SN spoke with did not feel the pinch in their candy aisles. Although concrete numbers were not available at press time, al

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