'Tis the season for holiday-themed and peppermint-flavored everything in the food and beverage industry. And it's near impossible to go shopping now that Halloween has scurried off into the night without being aurally assaulted by Christmas carols and visually overwhelmed by arrays of red-and-green displays.
When will retailers realize that they're killing us with their put-on yuletide cheer?
Not anytime soon, say those who closely follow the industry. The problem is we still respond when sellers drape themselves in holiday wrapping.
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