Scarce labor and supply chain snarls, for two.
Consumers may spend a record $12.2 billion this year — that's the treat. But sellers may need tricks to bring their goods to market.
In the 1690s, women were hanged in Salem, Massachusetts on suspicion of witchcraft. Now, it's a witchy Mecca for tourists.
The pop-up shop has more than 1,400 stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, taking over iconic locations such as Barneys on Seventh Avenue.
By one estimate, Americans will spend more than $10 billion on candy, costumes and decor this year.
Some households are getting creative by creating “candy chutes,” while others are spending more on pricier candy.
The attraction operators are finding ways to open with modifications. For instance, screaming in peoples' faces is off limits.