Cheddar's Baker Machado goes inside the Smarties Factory in Union, New Jersey, just one day before Halloween. This holiday season, Halloween candy sales are expected to hit $2.7 billion according to the National Retail Federation. This Smarties factory produces 70,000 pounds of candy per day, and 50 pounds each minute. Smarties Co-President Liz Dee says the secret to the iconic Smarties shape and size is the manufacturing process that compresses the candy. Dee says Smarties has invested in technology and infrastructure to remain competitive in the global candy market. The company uses robots in the manufacturing process to stay on the cutting edge. Smarties' factory has been located in New Jersey for 40 years.