Americans consuming more candy
It seems that more and more Americans are developing a sweet tooth.

Confectionery wholesale dollar sales grew 1.6% in 2002 to $15.8 billion, while retail sales increased to $24.3 billion, according to U.S. Dept. of Commerce Report MA311D.

The overall confectionery tonnage rose 2.7% to 6.9 billion lb for 2002. In addition to overall growth, the per capita consumption increased 0.3% in dollar sales and 1.4% in pounds. These figures translate into $54.83 in wholesale dol…

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