AP Highlights Halloween Candy Sales Gains

New York — The Associated Press (AP) highlighted double-digital Halloween candy sales gains, citing IRI and NCA data that seasonal candy and chocolate sales are up 13 percent compared with the prior year for the week ending September 6. As previously…

COVID-19’s Impact On The Chewing Gum Sector

Cleveland — From what is bought to where it’s purchased, seismic changes have occurred across industries since the start of the year, and while not without stable performers, the chewing gum sector has been severely impacted.  In fact, sales were…

Ferrara, Sony Team On Ghostbusters AR Game

Chicago — Ferrara Candy Co., Inc. is partnering with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on Haunted Candy Hunt, an augmented reality game featuring characters from the Ghostbusters franchise. A first for the candymaker, consumers can visit ghosthuntntrap.com from a mobile device to…

CDC Issues Holiday Guidance Signaling Halloween Is Happening

Washington — The CDC has issued seasonal activities guidance highlighting that while Halloween celebrations will look different, the holiday will be celebrated across the country this year, NCA reports. “The CDC’s guidance reinforces that Halloween is happening and provides inspiration…