The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Hershey now is saying that contrary to recently aired concerns that supply chain issues might create a shortage of candy for Halloween, it expects to have sufficient treats on retailers' shelves for the holiday.
The story says that "yes, there are supply chain issues in candy land, such as a shortage of ingredients including cocoa. The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have had an impact on confectioners like Pennsylvania-based Hershey Co." But CEO Michele Buck said that while there have been "strains on the business" related to ingredient availability, one of the company's priorities is keeping retailers in-stock on its products at one of its busiest times of the year.
- KC's View:
Thank goodness. Kids have been through enough the last few years, what with remote learning and the pandemic. A Halloween without candy might've turned the entire country into "Lord of the Flies."