Thriving in the Jungle

FAIRFIELD, Ohio Jungle Jim's International Market here prides itself on its eclectic mix of products and unconventional merchandising displays. So it's probably no surprise that the single-store operator is bucking lackluster industry sales trends for sugar-free candy. Sales have steadily climbed over the past few years, said Marion Stricker, candy buyer for Jungle Jim's. One reason is that I seek

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — Jungle Jim's International Market here prides itself on its eclectic mix of products and unconventional merchandising displays. So it's probably no surprise that the single-store operator is bucking lackluster industry sales trends for sugar-free candy.

“Sales have steadily climbed over the past few years,” said Marion Stricker, candy buyer for Jungle Jim's. “One reason is that I seek out many different sugar-free seasonal items, especially for the Easter and Christm

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