Candy Companies Fear a Halloween Season With Less Demand

Trick-or-treating represents about half of Hershey's seasonal sales

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The National Confectioners Association estimates that candy sales totaled $4.6 billion during last year's Halloween season. Kacy Burdette

Halloween is nearly three months away, but concern that the coronavirus outbreak could hurt candy sales due to fewer festivities and trick-or-treaters is already here.

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@hiebertpaul paul.hiebert@adweek.com Paul Hiebert is a CPG reporter at Adweek, where he focuses on data-driven stories that help illustrate changes in consumer behavior and sentiment.