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Planning ahead for June

 

We should be into some warm and sunny weather and this always plays to the strengths of small local stores.  The big event this month is the European Championship Football tournament, which starts on 11/06 and runs until the final on 11/07. Father’s Day on 20/06 will also help generate some additional sales. And Wimbledon tennis starts on 28/06.

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

Impulse

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

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 
  • Fruit juices
  • Fresh strawberries 
  • 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 for Bbq.
  • Chicken portions for Bbq
  • Party food
  • Desserts
  • Ice and ice cubes.

Household & Toiletries

  • Foil and cling film
  • Refuse sacks
  • Bin liners
  • Hay fever remedies
  • Digestion remedies
  • Face masks, hand sanitisers and PPE related products

Non Food

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

Happy trading!

David Gilroy

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