Way! Hershey’s said it won’t be able to meet demand for Halloween candy this year due to “capacity constraints.”
Although Americans are still struggling to cope with the heat caused by scorching summer temperatures, fall is just around the corner and unfortunately Hershey’s has just made the announcement that it will definitely put a damper on Halloween. According to recent reports, Hershey’s has just confirmed that due to “capacity constraints”, the company will not be able to meet the demand for regular Halloween candy – meaning all of your chocolate-loving products. There will be limited supply this year.
@CBSNews reports, during a recent companywide call to give a warning about his second-quarter earnings, Heshey CEO Michele Buck delivered some bad news that is sure to change this year’s Halloween festivities. Buck revealed that while customer demand remains high during the popular Halloween season, unforeseen “restrictions” have altered their regular candy output this year. “We will not be able to fully meet consumer demand due to capacity constraints,” she said.
Going on to explain Hershey’s current predicament, Buck added “[We] There are daily priority strategies available on the shelves. It was a tough decision to balance that with the seasons, but we think it’s really important.” In case you need a quick reminder, that means candy classics like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, Mr. Goodbar, Almond Joy, Milk Duds, etc., won’t be as easily accessible this Halloween as in years past.
The news for Hershey’s didn’t look any better as Buck added that capacity constraints were not the only issue, as supply chain issues were also among the contributing factors. “I think overall we continue to see struggles throughout the entire supply chain. [W]Now I’m starting to notice bigger concerns related to the scarcity of ingredients needing to push different suppliers at higher cost and price levels to ensure production,” she said. speak.
However, all is not lost, as there are still countless chocolate brands to choose from to satisfy your taste when Halloween 2022 begins. Recent data also revealed that the pandemic has been very beneficial for the candy industry, with chocolate candy sales soaring to a record high of $36.9 billion in 2021, based on findings from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. National Confectionery Association.
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