December 12, 2012
Holiday confectionery sales boost year-end retail sales
Sales for candy and gum in FDMx rose slightly by 1.4 percent according to Symphony IRI for the 52 weeks ending December 30, 2012. However, four week sales spiked 3.0 percent and chocolate won big with 5.8 percent growth, indicating that the December holiday consumer confidence level was positive.
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