Italy's Xmas food spending down 8%, says farmers' group
Italians invested 2.3 billion euros in food and drink26 December, 15:49
The association said this was 8% down on the amount they spent last year.
Italy is struggling to return to positive growth after its longest recession since World War II.
Coldiretti said the economic crisis had led consumers to "make savings in spending, contain waste and make more careful choices" regarding their festive meals. Coldiretti said 92% of Italians spent Christmas at home with family of friends.