YULE RENEWAL

As Christmas candy ordering gets under way, retailers are craving for new products to drive sales this year.Most supermarket candy buyers contacted by SN planned to start ordering their Christmas candy this month or next month and to make it available in stores Nov. 1. They said they anticipate few drastic changes in assortment and amounts, but are counting on new candies, gift and novelty items,

As Christmas candy ordering gets under way, retailers are craving for new products to drive sales this year.

Most supermarket candy buyers contacted by SN planned to start ordering their Christmas candy this month or next month and to make it available in stores Nov. 1. They said they anticipate few drastic changes in assortment and amounts, but are counting on new candies, gift and novelty items, and yuletide displays for an extra lift in profits and traffic.

"When I start lo

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