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The great news is that candy and gum dollar sales are on the increase, according to Information Resources, Inc.

In the four week period ending December 28, 2009 sales increased 5.1 percent over the previous December. That accounts for a yearly increase of 4.3 percent, and a continual trend of big sales in December. Some of the biggest increases were for mass merchandisers at 6.6 percent.

Chocolate singles were up 10.6 percent, non-chocolate chewy candy increased by 11.6 percent, while licorice was up 4.7 percent and sugar-free gum raised 7.3 percent in sales. And the biggest increase for overall Christmas confectionery was mass merchant sales at 7.4 percent.

Even with the economy in a slump, there’s no stopping customers from enjoying their candy and gum treat, no matter what. That’s very good news for vending machine owners everywhere.

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