The summer seems to be well established now and long may the good weather continue. We still have some trading events running through July.
- World Cup continues through to 15/07
- Wimbledon Fortnight starts 02/07
- American Independence Day 04/07
The 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
- 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 & 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.
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!)
July will see us well into alfresco living and with good weather the drinks (all types!) will drive sales. Good trading.
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