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Retailers see big boost from Valentine's Day candy sales
Retailers see big boost from Valentine's Day candy sales

Customers lined up outside Rheb's Candy early Monday, even before owner Wynn Harger opened the doors of the Southwest Baltimore shop his family has run for three generations. People, mostly men, crammed into the tiny, cottage-like store for much of the morning for one purpose — securing the handmade chocolates for Valentine's Day. "It's what my wife wants," said Dennis Eder, who traveled from Dundalk to Rheb's on Wilkens Avenue to purchase a two-pound box of assorted chocolates for his wife, Isabel. He has bought her Rheb's candy every year for about 45 years. "It's a family tradition." For Rheb's, which runs a candy factory in...

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