Most Popular Halloween Candy in Every State

When it comes to timing and day of the week, Halloween and trick-or-treating have become a touchpoint in the parenting community. How early is too early for trick-or-treaters? How old is too old? And, of course, the age-old question: Should Halloween be moved to a Saturday?

 

We surveyed 2,004 people in residential neighborhoods across the country to find out. 

According to respondents, ideal trick-or-treating hours are 6 to 9 p.m. and trick-or-treaters age out of the tradition at 15 years old. Staying out past bedtime on a school night doesn’t bother most participants - almost half say that the holiday shouldn’t be moved to the last Saturday in October. 

 Whether you’re celebrating the spooky holiday on a Thursday or a Saturday, we can all agree: The candy haul is the best part of Halloween for trick-or-treaters. Even those without children get in on the fun, with more than 3 out of 4 choosing to stay home and answer the door to hand out candy.

 Regardless of if you’re one of the 81% that prefers to hand out candy or the 12% that leaves a bowl out on the porch, make sure you’re giving trick-or-treaters what they want.

 So, what do they want? We analyzed search trends to find the most popular Halloween candy in every state so you don’t have to guess. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups swept the nation as the most popular candy in 12 states. AirHeads, Nerds, SweeTarts and Gummy Worms were the least popular, rounding out the list with just one state each.

 But Reese’s isn’t the most popular in big cities - that honor goes to M&Ms, which are the crowd favorites in New York City, San Antonio, San Diego, Fort Worth and Columbus. 

 How much is this all going to cost you? According to respondents, the average household spends just over $25 on candy while parents go above and beyond to spend $35.

 

Methodology 

 Using the Google AdWords platform, we analyzed search volume trends for more than 100 different types of candy, over the period of September 2018 to October 2018 in all 50 states and the 20 largest cities in the country.

 On September 10, 2019, we surveyed 2,004 people living in residential neighborhoods. 40 percent of respondents reported having children who still trick-or-treat, and the average age of respondents was 38 years old.

 For media inquiries, contact media@digitalthirdcoast.net

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August 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of August and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Categories Searched

Restaurant Equipment

Tanks

Machine Shop Equipment

Walk In Coolers

Dairy Equipment

Packaging Equipment

HVAC Equipment

Refrigeration Equipment

Bakery Equipment

Dust Collectors


The top ten categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Conveyors

Refrigeration Equipment

Labelers

Tanks

Bakery Equipment

Wrappers

Case Packaging Equipment

Accumulators and Unscramblers

Metal Detectors

Bagging Equipment


The top ten manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Mueller

Multivac

Sweco

IQF

Trane

Blodgett

Vemag

Rotex

Bridgeport

Safeline


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

CFS Unimix SSM 2500 Paddle Blender

Uhlmann Blister Machine with Cartoner

Weiler 1109 Grinder

FKI Logistic 5 Station Package Sorter

Belshaw Century Gas Donut Fryer, Multimatic Depositor and Feed Table

Kaps-All VOL-32-4 Piston Filler - Stainless Steel

Southbend Convection Steamer

Complete Vial Line

Liquid and Cream Filling Line

Kikushi Libra II Tablet Press

July 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of July and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Categories Searched

Restaurant Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Air Compressors

HVAC Equipment

Walk In Cooler

Machine Shop Equipment

Packaging Equipment

Tanks

Bakery Equipment

Refrigeration Equipment


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Tanks

Wrappers

Capsule Equipment

Accumulators and Unscramblers

Case Packaging Equipment

Bagging Equipment

Labelers

Checkweighers

Meat Equipment

Conveyors


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Vemag

Multivac

IQF

Shanklin

Bridgeport

Cretors

Sweco

Conair

Handtmann

Delta


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

Southbend DCX-2S Convection Steamer

8 Head Liquid Filler

Weiler 1109 Grinder

18 Station Krones Bottle Labeler

Kaps-All A-6 Automatic Capper with Cap Feeder

Kaps-All VOL-32-4 Piston Filler - Stainless Steel

Chester Jensen XB-4-OT-2-21 Chiller

Thomas Engineering 24-111 Coater

Goulds 3196 Centrifugal Pump - Size 3X4-10

110 Cu. Ft. Patterson Double Cone Blender

June 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of June and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Categories Searched

Restaurant Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Bakery Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Machine Shop Equipment

Freezers and Coolers

Tanks

Bagging Equipment

Air Compressors

Kettles


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Conveyors

Fillers

Tanks

Shrink Equipment

Kettles

Sifters and Shakers

Accumulators and Unscramblers

Wrappers

Labelers

Capsule Equipment


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Vemag

IQF

Sweco

Bridgeport

Trane

Urschel

Multivac

Cretors

Mueller

Butcher Boy


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

72 Valve Krones Stainless Rotary Filler with Zalkin ROPP Capper

3 Lane Nercon Multi Lane Accumulation Surge Table/Conveyor

10 HP Westfalia Decanter Centrifuge

18 Station Krones Bottle Labeler

Fitzpatrick Model SN Stainless Steel Chilsonator Compactor

10 Valve Perl Machinery 5 Gallon Water Bottle Filler

4 oz. Kalix-Dupuy Model KX60 Stainless Steel Tube Filler

72" X 11'4 Commercial Manufacturing Stainless Steel Tumbler/Rotary Washer

Eversleeve/Esleeve ESM-3200 Bottle Sleeve Labeler

1150 Sq. Ft. Reverse Pulse Jet Dust Collector, 14500 CFM

Best Cities to Open a Brewery

Beer fermenters, kegs, pumps, brewhouse equipment and a great tasting beer are only some of the ingredients in creating a successful brewery. There are plenty of other key factors brewers and brew masters need to be aware of before tapping into the beer business and opening a brewery of their own.

 

We dug deeper into those factors and analyzed data from hundreds of cities across the country to find the best cities to open a brewery. Our analysis includes everything from annual license fees and self-distribution laws to breweries per capita and median income. The list below highlights cities that provide the greatest potential for aspiring brewery owners.

Craft beer’s popularity has skyrocketed throughout the past decade, which means the opportunity is ripe to start a brewery. According to the Brewers Association, the number of craft breweries in the U.S. has grown from just under 1,500 in 2007 to more than 7,000 as of July 2018. Considering those numbers, there’s a good chance that a brewery isn’t too far from where you live, especially if you’re a Coloradoan. Our list of the top 30 cities to open a brewery features five Colorado cities, four of which have at least 6 or more breweries per 50,000 people.

 

It’s interesting to note that large metropolitan cities are scarce on our list. In fact, only five cities on our list have a population of 500,000 or more. Many small cities such as Royal Oak, Michigan; Bend, Oregon and Longmont, Colorado top our list. Speaking of Colorado and Oregon, both states make the most appearances on the top 25 list. There are six cities representing Colorado and four representing Oregon.

 

With a population of less than 100,000 people, the small but densely-populated city of Somerville, Massachusetts tops our list with an overall score of 91.2. The city has the highest percent of 21+ population on the list as well as a low state excise tax on barrels of beer along with one of the lowest brewery license fees in the country.  

 

If craft beer’s popularity continues to grow it will be interesting to see what cities hold onto their rank and what newcomers emerge. 

Methodology

 

To determine our ranking, we looked at census-defined places with at least 50,000 people in the 2017 5-Year U.S. Census’ American Community Survey. We compared these cities across two key categories, “Business Environment” and “Business Costs.” 

 

Within those categories, we measured six different metrics, which are listed below along with their corresponding weights. Each metric was graded on a 100-point scale. Data for metrics with an asterisk (*) were only available on the state level.

 

To determine an overall score, each city’s weighted average was calculated across all metrics.

 

Business Environment - 50 Points

 

  • Percent of population age 21 or over: 12.5 points
  • Number of breweries per 50,000 people: 12.5 points
  • Self-distribution* (If state allows breweries to self-distribute): 12.5 points
  • Median income: 12.5 points

 

Business Costs - 50 Points

 

  • State excise tax per barrel*: 25 points
  • Brewery license cost*: 25 points

 

Why state excise tax was included within rankings: According to the Beer Institute, a national trade association for the American brewing industry, “Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined.” Research has shown that approximately 40 percent of the retail price of beer is dedicated toward covering all applicable taxes. State excise tax was analyzed from the Brewers Association and based on microbreweries that are classified as selling less than 15,000 barrels per year.

 

Outliers: In order to consider oversaturation within the market, cities with more than 10 breweries per capita were calculated as outliers and therefore given a lesser grade.

 

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Brewers Association, Beer Institute, BreweryDB.com  

 

For media inquiries, contact media@digitalthirdcoast.net

 

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Feel free to use this data and research with proper attribution linking to this study.

 

May 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of May and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Categories Searched

Restaurant Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Bakery Equipment

Air Compressors

Tanks

Meat Processing

Machine Shop Equipment

Bagging Machines

Conveyor Systems

Freezers and Coolers


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Candy Equipment

Labelers

Tanks

Mixers

Accumulators and Unscramblers

Shrink Equipment

Bakery Equipment

Beverage Equipment

Case Packaging Equipment

Cappers


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

IQF

Bridgeport

Sweco

Butcher Boy

Cleaver Brooks

Quadro Comil

Handtmann

Hayssen

Trane

Mueller


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Carruthers Advantage Slicer / Dicer

4 Quill Kaps All Inline Bottle Capper - Explosion Proof

Hartness 825 Case-Tray Bottle Packer

Tanazzi Colibri 601 Plastic Tube Filler and Sealer

6 Quill Surekap Inline Bottle Capper with Cap Feed Elevator Sorter

Anhydro BFB30 Fluid Bed Dryer

10 Gallon Sanitary Reactor Vessel with Mixer

11" Dia. X 12'6" L Sanitary Construction Screw Conveyor

Chester Jensen XB-4-OT-2-21 Chiller

Kaps All VOL-32-4 Piston Filler - Stainless Steel

March 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of March and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Bid on Equipment's Top 10 Overall Categories

Used Bottling Machinery

Shrink Wrapping Equipment

Transfer Conveyor

Capsule Filling Equipment

Stainless Steel Tank

Blister Packing

Used Bakery Mixer

Freeze Tunnels

Used Restaurant Equipment

Used Metal Detectors


The top ten overall categories sold for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Conveyors

Fillers

Shrink Equipment

Labelers

Mixers

Tamper Evident - Induction Sealers

Tanks

Cappers

Metal Detectors

Food Processing Equipment


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Doboy

Arpac

Handtmann

Safeline

Groen

Waukesha

Carruthers

Packwest

Kaps-All

Sprinkman


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1500 Gallon Sprinkman 3 Zone Jacketed Tank

3,000 Gallon Cherry Burrell Jacketed Dairy Silo

100 Gallon Fuxion Twin Action Jacketed Kettle

Hartness 825 Case-Tray Bottle Packer

500 Gallon Lee Jacketed Tank

4 Quill Kaps-All Inline Bottle Capper

Kaps-All VOL-32-4 Piston Filler

Fitzpatrick Screw Fed Hammermill

52" Wide X 18' Long Stainless Steel Accumulation Flo-Thru Table

235 Gallon J.H. Day Imperial 200 Dual Arm Mixer

February 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of February and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from BoE search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Reversible Sheeter

Pressure Sensitive Labeler

Hobart Mixer

Twin Shell Blender

Belt Conveyor

Bundler

Gravity and Pressure Filler

Multi Station Tablet Press

Vertical Form Fill Seal

Mixing Kettle


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bagging Equipment

Meat Processing Equipment

Stainless Steel Tanks

Fillers

Sifters and Shakers

Cup and Tray Equipment

Shrink Equipment

Capsule Equipment

Labelers

Wrappers


The top ten overall manufacturer pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Shanklin

Fitzpatrick

Doboy

Waukesha

JH Day

Vemag

Perma San

Lantech

Groen

Capsugel


The top ten viewed Items in the last month.

Food Grade Incline Cleated Conveyor

Approx. 55 Cu. Ft. Double Ribbon Blender

Chester Jensen XB-4-OT-2-21 Chiller

RAMSEY AC4000i Autocheck Checkweigher

100 Gallon FUXION Twin Action Kettle

RESINA NRT-20 Cap Retorquer

1,611 Gallon Perma San Tank

Approx. 40 Cu. Ft. Double Ribbon Blender

500 Gallon LEE Jacketed Tank

200 Gallon Single Motion FUXION Jacketed Kettle

January 2019 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of January and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from Internet search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Used Restaurant Equipment

Used Dairy Equipment

Used Machine Shop Equipment

Bridgeport Mill for Sale

Used Sheet Metal Brake

Used Chamber Vacuum Sealer

Used Butcher Equipment

Used Packaging Equipment

Bakery Equipment Auction

Used Printing Equipment


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Restaurant Equipment

Metal Equipment

Machine Shop Equipment

Meat Processing

Bakery Equipment

Air Compressors

Tanks

Dairy Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Commercial Coolers-Freezers


 

The top ten overall Manufacturer Pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bridgeport

Handtmann

IQF

Rheon

Mueller

Vilter

Multivac

Butcher Boy

Sweco

Urschel


The Top Ten Viewed Items in the Last Month.

Koch Smokehouse

Roast-A-Matic 15 Grain Roaster

ZSK Embroidery Machine

Fisher EZ Control Valve Size 2 with 667 Actuator

Singer 7-31 Harness Leather Sewing Machine

1MW Steam Turbine Generator

Tetra Pak Continuous Ice Cream Freezer

Hunter DSP 9000 Wheel Balancer

Northstar L3666 Freeze Dry Machine

Savage Bros Cooling-Heating Table

December 2018 Trends Report

What has been bringing buyers to Bid on Equipment through the month of December and what are they looking for when they are here?
 

Below are the top ten search terms that have shown the largest increases from Internet search traffic this month.

Interest in each of these terms has grown 100% - 1500%!

Restaurant Equipment for Sale

Used Tanks for Sale

Machine Shop Auctions

Falling Film Evaporator for Sale

Used Sheet Metal Brake

Used Printing Equipment

Used Dairy Equipment

Bakery Equipment for Sale

Used Shop Equipment

Used Packaging Equipment


The top ten overall categories for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Restaurant Equipment

Conveyor Systems

Machine Shop Equipment

Air Compressors

Bakery Equipment

Dairy Equipment

Tanks

Metal Equipment

Meat Processing Equipment

Commercial Coolers-Freezers


 

The top ten overall Manufacturer Pages for Bid on Equipment in the last month.

Bridgeport

IQF

Sweco

Cretors

Vemag

Multivac

Trane

Rheon

Urschel

Mueller


The Top Ten Viewed Items in the Last Month.

Roast-A-Matic 15 Grain Roaster

Koch Smokehouse

Singer 7-31 Harness Leather Sewing Machine

Coffee Shop Equipment

10,000 Gallon Water Tank

15 HP Weir Warman Centrifugal Slurry Pump

Jack Daniels Whiskey Barrel Bar

Formax F-26 Forming Machine

Harland Sirius MK5 Front and Back Labeler

Buhler Model B Sortex 9000 Sorter