CNN Business: Chocolate is having a moment

November 9, 2022
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New York (CNN Business) — Between warnings of a recession, high inflation and layoff fears, the news is bleak. Why not have some chocolate? Chocolate makers are reporting booming sales as stressed-out customers reach for something sweet to take the edge off.

“Chocolate grew in 2020 and has maintained that growth, something many industries were not able to do,” according to a 2022 report from the research firm Mintel. “Increased at-home occasions, the need for fun and relief from stress, and the availability and convenience of chocolate all contributed to this upward trajectory.”

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