Months from Halloween, seasonal businesses brace for disruptions

Kansas City theme park Worlds of Fun will end its season on Sept. 7, canceling its annual Halloween events, The Kansas City Star reports.

Across the nation, similar Halloween cancellations are happening at amusement parks, due to COVID-19 concerns.

Many retailers that depend on Halloween revenues are also unsure what the year may hold.

Stores such as Spirit of Halloween, which has 16 Missouri locations, will still open for the season.

The National Confectioners Association has made no projections of holiday candy sales, due to virus-related uncertainty, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Candy maker Hershey’s typically makes 10% of its yearly revenue from Halloween sales.

If Halloween profits are low, some retailers may begin Christmas promotions early to make up for the lost profit.


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