'IT HELPS PAY THE RENT' said candy is no stepchild category. It continues to pull in its share of dollars at chains large and small. The latest scanning data shows supermarkets still command the single biggest share of sales. Other formats, however, are cornering most of the category's growth. "The candy business is important to us because it's profitable," said Rod Boni, grocery merchandiser at Pay Less Supermarkets, Anderson, Ind. Mike Peace, grocery buyer at Brookshire Grocery Co., ...

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