Merriam-Webster defines the jelly bean as "a sugar-glazed bean-shaped candy." Retailers see it as a profitable little goody that ain't just for April anymore. It seems the Easter Bunny -- in the form of imaginative candy manufacturers -- has taken his seasonal jelly bean trade and made it a year-round business. The current activity stems from a couple of major suppliers creating new jelly bean products, and the increasing presence of tiny and more flavorful gourmet beans in supermarkets. ...

REGISTER TO VIEW THIS ARTICLE - Register for a Free Account

Why Register for FREE?

Salary Survey 2015

Registering for content on Supermarket News will give you INSTANT access to invaluable articles and media content that industry professionals rely on. You will have access to our special reports, feature articles, and industry analysis. It’s FREE, easy and quick.  What are you waiting for! In addition you will also receive complimentary access to the SN salary survey data tables.

Click here to read the FAQ page if you have any questions (opens in a new window)

Attention Paid Print Subscribers:  While you have already been granted free access to SN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes! Or visit your profile and add your print magazine account number and zip code.

Already registered? here.