Celebrating Halloween in the US

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Halloween is this Saturday, October 31st. It’s a favorite holiday for many Americans. Fast Company magazine helped me realize just how much Americans love Halloween with these fun facts:

  • 93% of kids go trick-or-treating.
  • Americans spend almost $6 Billion on Halloween. The average person spends $20.39 of that on candy.
  • 1,600 companies make up the US candy manufacturing industry, but the Hershey Co and Mars Snackfood US make 15 of the top 20 best sellers. 
  • The biggest chocolate brand in the US is Mars’s M&Ms with annual sales of $425 Million.

Click here for my top 6 ways to celebrate Halloween in the US.

 

Author: Grayson Leverenz

Grayson Leverenz founded MBA in the USA® to help international students build networks, find jobs, and have fun in the USA. Hundreds of global professionals have benefited from Grayson’s intercultural workshops, and she has worked with people from Brazil, China, India, South Africa, South Korea, the UK, and the USA to build effective virtual teams and craft brilliant careers.

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