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Easter Meat and Candy Feasts Suffer From Life Under Lockdown

  • Consumers are buying less lamb, ham and chocolate this Easter
  • People aren’t gathering and are cutting back on candy gifts
Easter Foods
Photographer: Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Forget the usual feasts of lamb, ham and chocolate treats this Easter.

With restaurants closed and social gatherings restricted around the world, U.K. lamb prices fell about 20% last month and wholesale costs for U.S. ham slumped to the lowest in a decade as demand faltered.