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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

VALENTINE’S DAY FOOD FACTS


There are 1,364 factories in the US that produced mainly chocolate and cocoa products in 2014, employing 42,043 people. California led the nation with 151 factories, followed by New York with 119. Last year, they shipped over $16 billion worth of products. The 493 plants that made other kinds of candy employed about 20,000 people and shipped around $10 billion of confections. In addition, US sellers, working out of over 3,200 stores, imported around $3.4 billion in candy, nearly one-third from Canada.

Source: US Census Bureau, 1/23/17, Valentine's Day