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Planning Ahead for April

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: Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday 2nd through to 5th April and the lead up to May bank holiday on 3rd May. 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. Of course we also have Ramadan starting on 12th April (approx.).


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

See below for Ramadan specifics


  • 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

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.

Stay safe and enjoy the shift to warmer weather!

David Gilroy

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