SCARING UP BUSINESS

Kids might not be trick-or-treating as much as they used to, but Halloween still scares up substantial candy sales for supermarkets.The holiday accounts for $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion in total candy sales annually -- more than any other selling period, according to the National Confectioners Association, the members of which include industry giants such as M&M/Mars, Hershey and Nestle, as well as

Kids might not be trick-or-treating as much as they used to, but Halloween still scares up substantial candy sales for supermarkets.

The holiday accounts for $1.2 billion to $1.3 billion in total candy sales annually -- more than any other selling period, according to the National Confectioners Association, the members of which include industry giants such as M&M/Mars, Hershey and Nestle, as well as smaller specialty and seasonal candymakers and their suppliers.

NCA estim

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