From the Trenches: CANDY WAR

Dylan Lauren, proprietress of Dylan’s Candy Bar and daughter of Ralph Lauren (“the apple that didn’t fall far from the tree—the one who’s good at selling old wine in new bottles“), is pissed. Rival upscale candy store Sugar Factory has been poaching her employees.

This can mean but one thing: CANDY WAR.

Lauren has embarked on a stealth reconnaissance mission, says the Post, scouting out Sugar Factory’s Las Vegas locations and taking photos.

Sugar Factory counters with a deftly executed mean-girls response; they are “flattered Dylan’s looking to us for inspiration.”

We now wait to see whether Lauren adopts an aggressively animated web site and bedazzled lollipops.

From the Trenches: CANDY WAR