Candles have become one of the hottest nonfood categories at supermarkets. According to retailers and suppliers polled by SN, few nonfood categories are registering the high profit and double-digit growth rates of candles right now. Last year consumer spending reached a record high, with Americans purchasing four billion candles at a retail value of almost $2 billion. This figure does not include sales of candle accessories, which have become another driver within the category. Since the ...

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