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April Trading Ahead

Spring will hopefully be well established in April and we can look forward to an increase in the warm weather related products.  Two bank holidays will help drive sales: Easter Sunday/Monday 02&3/04 and the lead up to May bank holiday on 07/05. As always during holiday times expect to experience an increase in the sales of family sized, multi and sharing packs. Subject to weather, there may be a shift towards outdoor living products such as charcoal.


  • Salad dressings and mayo.
  • Condiments and pickles.
  • Canned tuna.
  • Canned cold meats.
  • Desserts, jellies and custard.
  • Evap milk and cream.


  • Soft drinks, juices and water – larger sizes and multi-packs.
  • Mixer drinks and alcohol accompaniments
  • Crisps and snacks – more sharing packs
  • Dips
  • Peanuts
  • Easter eggs


  • Beer and cider. Larger packs and multi-packs
  • Rose wine
  • Sparkling wine

Chilled Foods

  • Salads and cooked meats.
  • Pork pies and sausage rolls
  • Fresh dips and olives
  • Sausages and bacon
  • Fresh cream
  • UHT cream
  • Fruit juice


  • Hot cross buns
  • Fresh bread rolls.
  • Fruit pies and outdoor eating cakes
  • Part baked bread and rolls.

Frozen Food

  • Vegetables and roast potatoes.
  • Yorkshire puddings
  • Party foods
  • Burgers and sausages
  • Desserts and gateaux
  • Ice Cubes
  • Impulse ice cream

Non Foods

  • Cling film, foils, wrap and bags
  • Refuse sacks
  • Paper tableware
  • Disposable cups and glassware
  • Bar accessories
  • Straws
  • Charcoal and lighter products

Enjoy the shift to warmer weather!

David Gilroy

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