$1.98 billion: candy sales for Halloween 2001 (making it the leading candy holiday)
$2.03 billion: projected sales, Halloween 2002
20 million: estimated pounds of candy corn Americans will purchase this Halloween
$13 billion: value of U.S. retail chocolate industry
10 percent: volume of Hershey Food’s 2001 sales attributed to largest customer, Wal-Mart
4,016 pounds: weight of world’s largest lollipop (62.8 inches across), presented in Chicago, June 2002
Sources: National Confectioners Association, Hershey Food Corp.