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Brits stock up on heatwave goods as BBQ fever continues

England’s World Cup trail and the heatwave moving into its third week has seen Brits continuing to host al fresco BBQ parties this week, according to Tesco. The supermarket chain reports that the high temperatures have created huge demand for BBQ food, beer, wine as well as ice and electric …

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World Cup effect set to boost shopping trips

England’s success in reaching the World Cup quarter finals this weekend could generate £860 million of grocery sales today (Friday July 6) and tomorrow, which represents a 5% uplift on usual figures, according to data from Kantar Worldpanel. Matt Botham, strategic insight director at Kantar Worldpanel, commented: “We’re looking at …

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Asda launches Operation ‘It’s Coming Home’

Asda has launched Operation ‘It’s Coming Home’ from its Southgate store in London, in time for England’s quarter-final against Sweden tomorrow (Saturday July 7). Following England’s first ever World Cup penalty shootout win on Tuesday (July 3), Operation ‘It’s Coming Home’ means Asda staff at all stores who want time …

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Sainsbury’s announces BBQ bundle

On one of the hottest days of the year and in preparation for England’s final group stage match against Belgium in the World Cup tonight (Thursday June 28), Sainsbury’s has revealed details of a barbecue bundle for four for £10. The ‘bargain BBQ’ is a result of Sainsbury’s price reductions …

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England set to be world champions – in the beer stakes, says Tesco

With the World Cup under way, Tesco predicts that England are set to become world champions – when it comes to beer sales. The supermarket chain claims that of the countries competing in the football tournament, English lagers, ales and craft beers are so popular that they dwarf the beer retail …

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Brits shun the pub to watch World Cup at home

Well over half of Brits (57%) are shunning the pub to watch the World Cup at home with friends and family, according to a new study. A survey of 2,000 people, commissioned by ice manufacturer and supplier The Ice Co, found that 45% of Brits think the pub is too …

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Football fans set for month-long food & drink fiesta

Four weeks of football action kicks off today (Thursday June 14) with the start of the World Cup in Russia. Tesco predicts that over the course of the tournament, it will sell nearly 140 million bottles and cans of beer; more than 2 million pizzas; more than 60 million bags …

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John Lewis shoppers prepare for World Cup and Royal Wedding

Total sales at John Lewis for last week (to Saturday May 12) were up 3.3% on last year, mainly due to shoppers buying products for the warm weather. The department store group’s operations director Dino Rocos said Home sales were down 5.4%. However, he added: “We saw very strong sales …

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