Most Easter celebrants will stock up on Easter candy spending 22 billion in the process

Most Easter celebrants will stock up on Easter candy, spending $2.2 billion in the process.

Americans will spend less this Easter

Americans celebrating Easter plan to spend slightly less on food, candy, gifts, apparel and other items compared to last year ($137.46 vs. $145.13), according to the National Retail Federation’s Easter Spending Survey conducted by Prosper Insights and Analytics.

Those who plan to celebrate (80.3% vs. 83% in 2013) will spend the most on groceries for a family dinner or Sunday brunch out; 85.7% will spend an average of $43.18 on a holiday meal, totaling $5 billion.

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