The sweet taste of candy sales has been turning a bit sour for supermarkets as deep-discounting mass merchants savor more and more of the grocers' traditional confectionery business. Supermarket chains are hurting, especially when it comes to sales of bagged and multipack varieties of more than 3.5 ounces, a $594 million category and the mainstay of the supermarket candy aisle, said candy buyers and merchandisers contacted by SN. Another sore spot is the $394 million snack-size, or ...
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