Everyone's looking for a bit of comfort in the middle of a recession, so retailers should be paying attention to their candy aisle. What's making consumers feel good are affordable luxuries. While shoppers may be forgoing their vacation to the Caribbean, they can afford a $2.50 bar of chocolate. “People are having smaller indulgences,” said James Field, candy category manager at Heinen's Fine Foods, Warrensville Heights, Ohio. Plus, he added, if you've eaten better chocolate, it's hard to ...

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