the United States we buy $141 million worth of
with the majority of them purchased around Halloween.
*Because of the sugar ration caused by World War II, children did not
trick-or-treat from 1942-1947.
*Halloween candy sales now average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States. More Info
*Candy flies off the shelves at Halloween — about 600 million pounds of it every season, including roughly 90 million pounds of chocolate, according to market researchers at Nielsen Co. More info
*In 2011, The National Confectioners Assn. surveyed adults, asking what
they plan to sneak from the Halloween candy bowl. Almost half -- 41% --
admitted to plans to pocket some treats themselves. While respondents
didn't say what they will grab, here's what they plan to stock the candy
*The average family is expected to spend $300 on Halloween costumes, décor and celebrations this year. Source: ChainStoreAge.com
*Best day to buy cheap Halloween costumes this year? November 1! Same as
*24.7 pounds: Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Industrial Reports, Confectionery: 2010, Table 1,
*1,719: Number of costume rental and formal wear establishments across the nation in 2009. Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2009 County Business Patterns, NAICS code (53222)
*Of the people celebrating Halloween in 2012, 51.4% will decorate their
home or yard
*House egged during Halloween? Best products to use for cleanup should be highly alkaline, with a pH in the range of 11.5 to 12.5, such as Formula 409 All Purpose Cleaner. Source
*Don't know what to do with leftover Halloween candy? Look for "candy
buy-backs" often held by dentist offices looking to promote oral health
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