Each year, supply chain professionals work to bring candy, costumes, pumpkins, and more to consumers to celebrate Halloween. According to the National Retail Federation’s (NRF) annual survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics, total spending for Halloween is expected to reach $8.4 billion this year. This marks an all-time high in the survey’s 11-year history. US consumers are expected to spend an average of $82.93 on Halloween this year (based on 171 million Americans planning to celebrate Halloween), which is about $8 more than last year.
From the 20 million pounds of candy corn sold each year to the increasingly popular DIY pumpkin décor trend, 3PLs, suppliers and carriers have been busy prepping from October 31 over the last couple of months.