by Jack Roney
Since the great recession, investors have been inundated with tips for turning losses into profit, ranging from gold to social media IPOs.
But through it all, a pretty obvious profit center garnered very few headlines, and now this "secret" soon could have public policy implications.
I'm talking about candy and makers of other sugar containing products (SCP).
As the head of the National Confectioners Association (NCA) said at the onset of economic recovery: "A lot of people think it's oil and energy that drives this economy, but it's candy, it's chocolate that's doing well in this economy."
Such a statement sounds laughable, but it turns out, it was spot on. University of Maryland Professor Alex Triantis, Ph.D., examined 10 large U.S. publicly traded companies that produce highly sweetened products and unearthed phenomenal financial performance.
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