SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Chocolate candy sales made during the week of Valentine’s Day are expected to top more than $323 million, according to The Nielsen Co. Valentine’s week is the most popular for chocolate candy sales, and ranks third behind Halloween and Easter for all candy sales. Although consumers are expected to buy fewer bottles of sparkling and rosé wine during the same time period, they’ll spend more per bottle, according to Nielsen. Members of a group known as New Empty Nesters may ...
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