Live The Dream: Hand Out Candy Canes To Trick-Or-Treaters

Most people have bought their Halloween candy, which leaves lots of empty retail space. What’s a smart store manager to do? Fill that space up with merchandise for the next holiday. This makes retail sense, but results in horrified Consumerist readers when they see a huge display of candy canes two days before Halloween.


Liz spotted this display at a Wegmans store in upstate New York. “We can’t even enjoy Halloween anymore!” she wrote, perhaps overlooking that giving out candy canes to children on Halloween would be a fantastic way to enjoy the holiday. It might be problematic for families that celebrate Halloween but not Christmas, though, so maybe it isn’t such a good idea.

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