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Drop In Candy Sales #259352

CBS Evening News for Monday, Aug 28, 1978
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(Studio) Report on falling sales of old American standby in food.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(NYC) Americans' drop in candy purchases detailed. [Gail VALEZ - would rather eat good piece of fruit or cheese. Says candy now tastes plastic.] Reasons for drop in candy consumption given; candy mfrs.' argument that candy can be good for person stated. [Hershey Foods Corporation spokesperson William DEARDEN - says all products made by his company are from nutritionally sound agriculture products.] [Mollie MOFFATT - thinks children can be given many substitutes for candy.] Rising prices, moves to keep candy away from school children at lunch and consumer groups' efforts to get candy commercials off television noted. Films shown.

Brady, Ray;
Mudd, Roger

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