England’s heroic World Cup trail and the heatwave moving into its third week will see Brits continue their feelgood al fresco BBQ parties this week.
With Britain continuing to rival the Mediterranean in temperature, Tesco customers have been creating huge demand for BBQ food, beer, wine as well as ice and electric fans to keep cool.
Based on last week’s sales Tesco predicts the following demand:
Around 4 million burgers
Nearly 3.5 Sausages
More than 1 million packs of BBQ meat
Beer/cider – More than 50 million bottles and cans
Wine – Nearly 6 million bottles of wine
More than 1 million tubs of ice cream
Nearly 6 million ice lollies
More than 1 million bags of ice cubes
More than 2.5 million punnets of strawberries
1 million punnets of blueberries
4 million bags of salad
More than 1.5 million packs of burger buns and hot dog rolls
Electric fans – 25,000
150,000 bags of BBQ fuel
Nearly 70,000 disposable BBQs
Tesco ice cream buying manager Sonia Morland said:
“The all too rare combination of Mediterranean weather and England progressing to the last four of the World Cup has created a contagious feelgood factor that is sweeping the country.
“Many people have switched their shopping habits and are continuing to enjoy BBQs in their gardens, as they make the most of the fantastic weather.”