June Forward Planning
We’ve been blessed with some brilliant weather recently and this always plays to the strengths of small local stores. Looking forward to the sunny days ahead and some excellent trading opportunities.
- World Cup starts 14/06
- Ramadan Eid around 14/06
- Fathers Day on 17/06
- Wimbledon Fortnight starts 02/07
These events always give rise to family sharing, outdoor dining & activities. And of course some top quality football matches to enjoy with friends and family. Retailers should plan ahead for sales growth in the following areas.
- Salad dressings and mayo
- Condiments & pickles
- Canned tuna
- Canned cold meats
- Ketchup, brown sauce & burger mustard
See below for Ramadan specifics
- Soft drinks and juices. Bigger packs and multi-packs
- Squashes and barley waters - Wimbledon
- Mixer drinks
- Crisps and nuts. Multi-packs and family sharing bags
- Popcorn – massive growth trend.
- Beer & lager. Multi-packs and larger sizes
- Cider. Multi-packs and larger sizes.
- Sparkling wine
- Rose wine
- Cocktail mixers.
- Gin & vodka.
- Salads, coleslaws & 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
- Bread rolls
- Burger & hot dog rolls
- Danish pastries & croissants.
- Part-baked bread & rolls
- Fruit pies and outdoor eating cakes
- Impulse ice creams and lollies
- Take home ice cream
- Vegetables and roast potatoes
- Yorkshire puddings
- Burgers and sausages
- Chicken portions for Bbq
- Party food
- Ice and ice cubes.
- 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
- Paper tableware & napkins
- Disposable cups and glasses
- Bar accessories
- Straws and drinks stirrers
- Bbq items
- Fire lighters and lighter fuel
- England merchandise (with apologies to the other home nations!)
June will definitely be busting out all over! Good trading to all.
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