California candle supply hits ‘critical’ level

CALIFORNIA (AP) The state’s largest-selling candle supply has hit a critical threshold of more than 20 million candles, the state’s biggest retailers say.Bulk candles sold in California in August reached nearly 30 million, the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACOS) said Thursday.The industry-supported trade group says demand for bulk candles is strong, and it expects […]

California’s candle supply boom is fueled by demand for home decoration

The supply of candles for California’s most populous state is on a steep rise.In 2017, there were 2,621,000 supply requests for candles, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Commerce.That’s up from 2,569,000 in 2016 and 1,851,000 last year.The demand for candles has been fueled by a rising population, a growing middle class […]