PROFITS BY THE POUND

Bulk-candy sections are as profitable as ever, according to the National Confectioners Association, and savvy retailers are scooping up sales in bulk formats.According to a 1997 study done by NCA, MacLean, Va., bulk candy achieved an overall share of 11% of total candy/gum sales in supermarkets -- and some retailers reported a share of as high as 28%.The study has not yet been updated, because data

Bulk-candy sections are as profitable as ever, according to the National Confectioners Association, and savvy retailers are scooping up sales in bulk formats.

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