Hershey won’t fully meet Halloween candy demand

People buying more sweets during pandemic

Halloween candy image (KSAT)

Trick or treat?

If it’s a Hershey’s treat, Halloween might get really scary. The candy company says it won’t be able to make enough candy to fully meet holiday demand this year.

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The problem? People started buying more sweets during the pandemic and it hasn’t slowed down.

Not to mention ongoing supply-chain issues that got worse because of the war in Ukraine.

Hershey’s CEO says the company can either keep stores stocked with regular sweets or ramp up holiday production. Regular sweets won out.

As for next year? Hershey is adding more manufacturing lines, hoping for a comeback by next Halloween.

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