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Italian families spend less for Easter 2013 feast

Food sales for holiday meal down 10%

Italian families spend less for Easter 2013 feast

Rome, March 29 - Italian families are continuing the overall lower-spending trend this Easter, consumer group Fiesa (part of Conferescenti) said on Friday. Following in step with the general decline in household spending, food sales for the Easter 2013 weekend are down 10%. Spending on the traditional colomba Easter cake, called so because it of its dove shape, has dropped 7%, Fiesa said. There will also be less 5% meat on tables, specifically 10% less lamb. Even wine will flow a little slower, with Italian families consuming an estimated 3% less.

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