Although candy sales in some geographic areas were hampered last Halloween by the events of Sept. 11, supermarket retailers and candy experts are predicting a rebound this year for both the traditional favorites and some new items. "Candy sales for Halloween have been increasing each year," said Mike Whitehead, grocery merchandiser/trainer for Big Y Foods, Springfield, Mass. "Although last year's events caused some areas to be somewhat flat in sales, we were still happy with the overall ...

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