Pumpkin Season Marks the Long March to the Holidays

Pumpkin Season Marks the Long March to the Holidays

The gloss is still on the new new backpacks and shoes of back-to-school season but that does not stop the rise of “pumpkin season” — a time of fall-theme products that some say put them in the mood for the holiday season. Starbucks has kicked off pumpkin season this year with the startling news that their wildly popular Pumpkin Spice Latte will, for the first time, actually contain pumpkin. But Starbucks is far from the first to offer pumpkin flavored or themed products. Hitting shelves now are pumpkin beers, pumpkin sodas, pumpkin cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, candies — even PumpkinRead more