WHY CANDY SALES ARE DANDY IS EXPLAINED

CHICAGO (FNS) -- With candy sales up another 3% last year, topping $23 billion at retail, the mood was sweet at the third annual All Candy Expo held here, as industry leaders outlined reasons for continued strong sales.The candy show, which attracted some 370 exhibitors and more than 3,000 candy buyers, has proven so popular it is outgrowing its Navy Pier exhibit hall location and will move to Chicago's

CHICAGO (FNS) -- With candy sales up another 3% last year, topping $23 billion at retail, the mood was sweet at the third annual All Candy Expo held here, as industry leaders outlined reasons for continued strong sales.

The candy show, which attracted some 370 exhibitors and more than 3,000 candy buyers, has proven so popular it is outgrowing its Navy Pier exhibit hall location and will move to Chicago's McCormick Place "in 2001 or sooner," Salvatore Ferrara 2nd, president of Ferrara

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