On Thursday Hershey announced there could be a candy shortage for Halloween due to the ongoing global supply chain issues.
According to an ABC report, the chocolate company will have difficulty meeting chocolate demands for Halloween or Christmas.
ABC News: Hershey warns of “halloween candy shortage”
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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.
According to CEO Michele Buck, the company started producing Halloween candy a couple of months ago and is having a difficult time balancing it with the non-seasonal candy production.
Buck explained, “And that’s really when we needed to make these key decisions on what we were going to produce, so tough trade out to make. We had opportunity to deliver more Halloween, but we weren’t able to supply that. And we were really producing.”