February 2006
Convenience Store News;2/13/2006, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p10
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the per-capita consumption of confectionery items in the U.S. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, candy consumption has been on the rise since 2000, hitting 24.7 pounds in 2004. The National Confectioners Association reported that in 2004 there were 995 new confectionery products introduced, making up 20 percent of all new food products.


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