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Although Valentine’s Day spending is expected to level off after a decade-long rise, American consumers are projected to spend the same amount on candy, according to a new survey by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
For couples like then-30-year old Baci candy inventor Luisa Spagnoli and young Giovanni Buitoni, it wasn't just their love of chocolate they had in common — it was their love. Legend has it that the two shared love notes fanning forbidden flames in the early 1900s.
According to The Hershey Co.’s IDP Research, there’s a shifting trend away from the focus on significant others, as families and friends are starting to buy into the holiday by setting out candy dishes for Valentine’s Day.