by CIO Staff

Statistics: Halloween

Oct 15, 20021 min
IT Leadership

$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.