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Halloween Costume, Candy Spending To Reach Record Highs in 2022

Consumers are going all-out to celebrate second-biggest shopping season of the year.

Halloween candies from Mars and Hershey.

Halloween candies from Mars and Hershey.

Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

With the pandemic waning, the US is gearing up for pre-pandemic levels of trick-or-treating, despite inflation levels not seen for 40 years.

Undeterred by soaring prices, 69% of consumers are planning to celebrate Halloween this year compared with 68% in 2019, the National Retail Federation said Monday.