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Easter Spending Shrinks

Cedar Rapids, IA (CBS 2/FOX 28) -  New numbers show shoppers are hiding more than just Easter eggs this year; their hiding wallets as well.

According to Kantar Media, candy-makers and department stores are spending more on ads this year but the National Retail Federation says the number of customers will be down.


Last year more than 17 million people were out shopping for Easter, but this year they project less than 16 million will be buying up supplies.

The NRF also says that the most money spent on the holiday will be on the family meal.


Marcy Jones stopped by Scrapmania, a local store where holiday products are always in stock, and even though the owner says her sales are steady, a long winter and a chilly start to spring could be the reason people aren't in the mood for Easter shopping.

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