Despite shipping problems with Hershey's products during the second quarter of 1999, overall Halloween candy sales increased, according to data from the National Confectioners Assoc., McLean, Va. Susan Fussell, manager of communications at NCA, said the organization anticipated sales of $1.787 billion, and were surprised when it topped $1.896 billion. "It was a strong Halloween, even with the problems," she said. She attributed the reason for the unexpected increase to the fact that ...

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