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Italians to save on bubbly and exotic foods this Christmas

More consumption of local goods expected

04 December, 16:37
Italians to save on bubbly and exotic foods this Christmas (ANSA) - Rome, December 4 - Italians will spend on average 197 euros per family on food and drink this coming festive season, farmers' association Coldiretti said on Tuesday.

Merrymakers said they would be cutting back on Champagne, with 24% fewer bottles popped.

The consumption of caviar and exotic fruit is also expected to drop by 12%. Foods made in Italy will instead see an increase, partly as a result of the food festivals, Christmas fairs and farmers' markets selling typical local produce that proliferate at this time of year.

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