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Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:44 PM

Hershey says it won't be able to meet Halloween demand this year

Source: CNN Business

Hershey says it won't be able to meet Halloween demand this year

By Danielle Wiener-Bronner, CNN Business
Updated 1813 GMT (0213 HKT) July 28, 2022

New York (CNN Business) — Bad news for Halloween enthusiasts. This year, you might be out of luck in the candy aisle.

"We will not be able to fully meet consumer demand," for the October holiday, warned Hershey CEO Michele Buck in prepared remarks about the company's second-quarter results Thursday.

The problem? Consumers are demanding more regular and Halloween-themed candy than Hershey can make, at least right now.

Many consumer goods manufacturers have been struggling to meet surging demand for their products during the pandemic, especially with the ongoing supply chain issues. That's meant that they've had to reduce production of certain less popular items or, as in the case of the late, great Choco Taco, cut them altogether.

Hershey is in the same boat.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/28/business/hershey-halloween/index.html

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MontanaMama Jul 28 #3
rurallib Jul 28 #5
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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:48 PM

1. Oh well

Buy more Reese’s …




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Response to dweller (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:54 PM

2. Uh, Reese's is a Hershey brand.

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Response to Eugene (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 07:05 PM

4. 😐

I’m so fooked …



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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 06:56 PM

3. I buy full sized candy bars

at Costco or the restaurant supply store…and I buy them early. I figure there will be enough…I hope so anyway because my neighborhood kiddos have come to expect it.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 07:54 PM

5. Maybe it is time to move the daylight time change back to September

and it will be too dark for the little ghouls to com out.

{my understanding is that the reason daylight time goes into November is so trick or treating happens in daylight so the candy makers can sell more candy.}

So the Republicans will be ready to blame Biden for a candy shortage right before Election Day PLUS the price for candy will probably skyrocket.
Well played Republicans.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 08:02 PM

6. Last year, I had two kids

My side of the street is dark with a narrow pavement walkway. The other side has a nice wide sidewalk and get 100-150 kids at each house. I always buy in anticipation that we'll get more but it doesn't work out that way. Darn...what am I going to do with the rest of this candy?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 28, 2022, 09:15 PM

7. Oh well, time to get s'more candy from smaller, non-corporate purveyors then

Frankly I’ve always thought Hershey milk chocolate bars suck…

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