Halloween: It’s Not Just about the Candy

It’s not a shock that candy sales ramp up in October for Halloween, just like they do in December for Christmas, in February for Valentine’s Day, and in March or April for Easter. “But I don’t sell candy,” you say. …

Lidl Comes to America: A Preview

Lidl, Europe’s largest discount grocery chain, announced earlier this year it would open its first 20 U.S. stores this summer. The first Lidl stores, primarily in Virginia and the Carolinas, are now set to open their doors on June 15. …

The Candy Report: Easter 2017

We’ve seen the Easter displays in stores since the day after Valentine’s Day. Our kids have survived multiple egg hunts. For those of us who are old enough, we’ve waxed poetic about the retro Cadbury TV commercials with the bunny …