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Over a third of Italian families have cut food spending

More households using discount supermarkets in south

05 July, 10:55
Over a third of Italian families have cut food spending (ANSA) - Rome, July 5 - Over a third of families in recession-hit Italy cut their spending on food last year, Istat said on Thursday.

The national statistics agency said 35.8% of households reduced the quantity and-or the quality of the food products they bought in 2011 compared to 2010.

It said the proportion of families who bought their food at discount supermarkets in the less wealthy southern regions of the country went up to 13.1% in 2011, compared to 11.2% in 2010.

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