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June Forward Planning

We should be into some warm and sunny weather and this always plays to the strengths of small local stores. Looking forward to some excellent trading opportunities ahead.

  • Cricket World Cup rolls through to 08/06
  • Eid Mubarak around 04/06
  • Fathers Day on 16/06
  • Wimbledon Fortnight starts 01/07

The events always give rise to family sharing, outdoor dining & activities. And of course some top quality cricket matches to enjoy with friends and family. Retailers should plan ahead for sales growth in the following areas.

Grocery

  • Salad dressings and mayo
  • Condiments & pickles
  • Canned tuna
  • Canned cold meats
  • Ketchup, brown sauce & burger mustard

See below for Ramadan specifics

Impulse

  • Soft drinks and juices. Bigger packs and multi-packs
  • Squashes and barley waters - Wimbledon
  • Water
  • Mixer drinks
  • Crisps and nuts. Multi-packs and family sharing bags
  • Popcorn 

Alcohol

  • Beer & lager. Multi-packs and larger sizes
  • Cider. Multi-packs and larger sizes.
  • Sparkling wine
  • Rose wine
  • Cocktail mixers.
  • Gin & vodka.

Chilled Food

  • Salads & cooked meat.
  • Pork pies, sausage rolls and scotch eggs.
  • Party foods, olives and dips
  • Bacon & eggs
  • Fresh burgers and sausages
  • Cheese slices
  • Fresh cream and UHT cream – Wimbledon!
  • Fruit juices
  • Fresh strawberries – Wimbledon!
  • Soft Fruits
  • Fresh salad items: tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers

Bakery

  • Bread rolls
  • Burger & hot dog rolls
  • Danish pastries & croissants.
  • Part-baked bread & rolls
  • Fruit pies and outdoor eating cakes

Frozen Food

  • Impulse ice creams and lollies
  • Take home ice cream
  • Vegetables and roast potatoes
  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Burgers and sausages
  • Chicken portions for Bbq
  • Party food
  • Desserts
  • Ice and ice cubes.

Ramadan Specific

  • Chopped & plum tomatoes
  • Chick peas & lentils
  • White kidney beans and black eyed peas
  • Rice, noodles and chana
  • Coconut milk, coconut oil.
  • Ghee & ginger paste & lemon juice
  • Rice, flour and Gram flour
  • Oils various
  • Desserts, trifles, jellies, custard and Angel delight
  • Cream & condensed milk
  • Canned mango and mango pulp
  • Rubicon range of juices
  • Large bottles of carbonated drinks
  • Multi-packs of drinks
  • Fresh dates and mangoes.

Household & Toiletries

  • Foil and cling film
  • Refuse sacks
  • Bin liners
  • Hay fever remedies
  • Digestion remedies

Non Food

  • Paper tableware & napkins
  • Disposable cups and glasses
  • Bar accessories
  • Straws and drinks stirrers
  • Bbq items
  • Charcoal
  • Fire lighters and lighter fuel

June should be a belter!

David Gilroy

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