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September
2019
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05:41 PM
America/Chicago

Peapod Unveils Chicago's Top 5 Most In-Demand Halloween Candies this Year

Classic Chocolates in Snackable Sizes Top The List

CHICAGO (September 25, 2019) — While sweet treats are always a favorite in shopper’s grocery carts, Peapod.com, Chicagoland’s leading online grocer, will see a steady increase in candy sales starting October 1st as the area starts to prepare for Halloween. In fact, one in every five orders will include candy during October as busy consumers appreciate Peapod as a simple “trick” for stocking up on “treats.”

According to 2018 sales trends, Peapod predicts the top five Halloween candies in the Chicagoland area will be:

  1. Snack Size Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
  2. Fun Size Milky Way Bars
  3. Snack Size Kit Kat Candy Bars
  4. Fun Size Nestle Butterfinger Bars
  5. Miniature Kit Kats

In addition to predicting this year’s top Halloween candies in the Chicago area, Peapod has also forecast when shoppers will stock up on their favorite sweets. Taking full advantage of the ease and convenience of Peapod, it’s okay to procrastinate as the grocer anticipates the highest volume of candy sales will occur on October 28th.

“Peapod is always working to offer convenient grocery solutions, and we know that prepping for any seasonal occasion is a priority,” said Spencer Baird, Senior Vice President of Merchandising, for Peapod. “We are happy to help customers focus on the fun and let us worry about stocking their candy bowls.”

While consumers can select an array of options in chocolate, sweet, and sour candy options for trick-or-treaters, Peapod also has options for those with food allergies. Peapod is proud to support the Teal Pumpkin Project, a program that raises awareness of food allergies and promotes inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. Offering a variety of non-food goodies to be handed out in lieu of candy, participants are encouraged to put a Teal Pumpkin on their stoop, signifying they are an allergen-free stop for trick-or-treaters so every kid can enjoy the spooky and fun-filled night safely.

For more information about Peapod, visit Peapod.com. Also visit Peapod’s free Mobile App, Alexa skill or follow company updates on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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Peapod, the online grocery brand of Peapod Digital Labs and an Ahold Delhaize USA company, is America's leading online grocer with nearly 50 million orders delivered to date. Peapod's intuitive, inspiring website and award-winning mobile app allow customers to shop faster and smarter as well as save time and money with each order. Peapod is an easy and convenient solution for the busy consumer shopping for fresh groceries, pantry staples, and meal solutions.