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Easter business in Styria has started

The Easter business has already started in Styria (Southeastern Austria), especially in regards to the popular chocolate Easter bunny. It is the second most important business of the year for the state.

Chocolate Easter bunnies, marzipan and nougat eggs have already been put into the shelves of supermarkets.

Gerhard Wohlmuth, head of the trade department of the Chamber of commerce, confirmed the fact that after Christmas, the Easter business is the second most important business for the trade in Styria.

"The turnover is approximately 38 million Euros, which is almost 15 percent of the turnover of Christmas", Mr Wohlmuth said. Along with sweets, children receive toys and sports equipment on the main Christian holiday.

Nevertheless, the highest turnover is achieved with the chocolate Easter bunny. A café in Leibnitz (Styria) sells hand-made chocolate Easter bunnies: "We hope that it will stop snowing soon so that the Easter business can start", the owner Michael Adanitsch said.

Customers, however, hesitate: "People are looking, tasting and every now and then they buy a chocolate Easter bunny or a chocolate egg", said the shopkeeper of a chocolate shop.

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