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Sweets bite back
Recession has boosted our desire for retro sweet-treats
Mary Poppins famously said: ‘A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down’. And new reports suggest the Victorian nanny was right.
Because this year – the darkest economic year ‘since records began’ –sales of sweetsin the UK havesky-rocketed, withMarks and Spencerreporting a massive70 per cent increasein sales of fizzy cola bottles, rhubarb and custard and wine gums.
And it’s not just the high street that’s buzzing with sugar addicts. According to reports in theThe Times, luxury department storesHouse of FraserandHarvey Nicholsare reportedly in talks with confectionery makers to revive popular sweets sold in old-fashioned sweet shop jars.
Analysts say that the closure ofWoolworths(and with it the demise of ‘pick’n’mix’ aisles) has helped to drive the revival. High street stores have been quick to identify the trend and retro sweets are being promoted in most chains.
Market research analystMintelis forecasting agrowth in sweets salesby 9 per cent within five years, which will lift the market value close to£2 billion a year, compared with £1.7 billion now.
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