Local Candy Makers Looking Ahead To Easter, Spring To Boost Business

The president of Sarris Candies says the industry is making a comeback during the pandemic, but it is a matter of getting people back to work. The full story will be shown on the Sunday Business Page during the Sunday Morning News on KDKA-TV and CBSN Pittsburgh.

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- Both the Jewish Passover and the Christian Holy Week begin this weekend.

- And while both are deeply religious times for people of faith, it's also a time when chocolate bunnies and those sugar-filled Peeps make an appearance. Americans spend about $2.5 billion on Easter-related candy every spring. And this year will be no exception.

One of the best known local producers of candy is Sarris Candies in Canonsburg. And at a taping of the Sunday Business Page with Jon Delano, Bill Sarris, the company's president, says that after a tough year, he thinks everyone is looking forward to a spring filled with chocolates.

BILL SARRIS: The candy industry right now, you know, it's time. It's one of the biggest candy seasons of the year. Things are slowly improving as far as everything that we just discussed-- production. People are getting back to work. The key is getting people back to work.

- You can watch Jon's full interview with Bill Sarris on the Sunday Business Page during the Sunday Morning News on KDKA.