Hershey Warns of Potential Halloween Candy Shortage amid Supply Chain Woes

Hershey Warns of Potential Halloween Candy Shortage amid Supply Chain Woes


Hershey announced Thursday the company anticipates a candy shortage due to issues with the global supply chain.

The company’s CEO said it would not be able to meet demand when it came to sweets at Halloween, ABC News reported Friday:

While the company has added production capacity, Hershey said it can’t keep up for this year. The candymaker has also been hit by a shortage of essential ingredients like cocoa as a result of a global supply chain issues due to the pandemic and the war in Ukraine.

Trying to balance non-seasonal treat production along with holiday candies has also become a challenge. The company started producing Halloween candy a few months ago, according to CEO Michele Buck.

She explained,

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