Inflation expectations are causing this toy store owner to stock up

Apr 1, 2022
Irene Kesselman, owner of Ali Cat Toys, said her store's inventory is high leading up to Easter — partly because she wants to avoid future inflation.
"We have everything from plush Easter bunnies to Easter chocolate," said toy store owner Irene Kesselman. "As well as other things that are non-Easter that will go into a basket, like bath bombs and pencils and that kind of thing."
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A nearly 200-year-old sweet shop stood the test of time. How is it weathering the pandemic?

Jul 5, 2021
The Oldest Sweet Shop in the World has witnessed wars and other strife from its location in northern England.
“We stock many traditional sweets,” says Ben Howie, owner of the Oldest Sweet Shop in the World, located in Pateley Bridge, England.
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This 13-year-old chief executive is her dad's boss

May 3, 2019
Alina Morse is the CEO of a multimillion-dollar candy company. Her dad works for her.
Alina Morse, founder and CEO of Zollipops, with her father, Tom Morse.
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4 things you didn't know about chocolate

Feb 9, 2018
Dandelion Chocolate's Todd Masonis and Greg D'Alesandre talk cocoa.
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Nestle will ditch its U.S. candy business next year

Dec 21, 2017
If you’re a fan of Butterfinger or Crunch bar or Raisinets or any of the dozens of candies that Nestle makes, your sweet tooth may soon be beholden to a new owner. Swiss food giant Nestle is getting out of the U.S. candy business by the first quarter of next year, selling its confectionery holdings […]

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Will you be paying more for sugar this year?

Jun 9, 2017
With price of sugar going up, more candy could be produced outside of the U.S.
Is your baking about to get more expensive due to the new sugar deal?
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America loves candy corn, apparently

Oct 18, 2016
There's no accounting for taste.
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