Halloween spending is expected to levitate

10/24/2011 | Blade (Toledo, Ohio), The

Prices for Halloween treats are expected to increase because of damage to peanut, sugar and pumpkin crops. The National Retail Federation predicted that consumers will spend $6.9 billion on the holiday this year, up 19% compared with 2010. NCA expects shoppers to spend $2.3 billion on treats, 1% more than last year. Snack-sized versions of candy bars and other candies, such as mini Snickers bars or gummy treats, are the most popular, says NCA's Susan Whiteside.

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