As consumers prepare to celebrate the Jewish festival of Passover (April 9 – 15) and the Christian Easter holiday (April 12), high retail sales are expected for items traditional to the holiday celebrations and the Passover Seder, the ritual dinners held on the first two nights of Passover, according to (pdf) The Nielsen Company.
Fast facts about food sales during the spring holidays:
Notes: All Easter dollar figures represent sales in US food, drug and mass merchandiser stores, including Wal-mart, for the week ending 3/22/08; Matzo and matzo meal/mixes data based on sales in US food, drug and mass merchandiser stores, including Walmart, for the week ending 4/19/08; Kosher wine sales figures on sales in US food, drug and major market liquor stores for the four weeks ending 4/26/08.
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