Blog: World Cup sales bonanza
Leonie Barrie | 6 June 2006
Anyone for ‘Footballers Wife’ outfits, loo seats, cheerleader outfits, inflatable referee costumes, T-shirts for dogs, or kebab grills? If the more traditional flags and replica kit don’t take your fancy, there’s no shortage of other products to tempt you onto the World Cup bandwagon.
It really does seem to be a bit of a national obsession, so here are a few mores facts and figures to whet your appetite for the upcoming spending bonanza. New figures from the British Retail Consortium calculate an extra GBP1.25bn will be spent in the UK as a result of the tournament, including GBP285m in pubs, clubs and off-licences and an extra GBP124m on food and drink for every week that England remains in the tournament. Perhaps not surprisingly, this will mostly comprise beer.
Flat-screen TV sales have almost doubled compared with last year, as have sales of items such as footballs, garden-sized goalposts, sweatbands and supporters’ clothing. And if that’s not enough, other branded goods such as inflatable hands, flags, bunting, mini-fridges, mugs, bibs, dressing gowns, hats and pens are also said to be flying out of the shops.
Some of just-style’s more eagle-eyed readers might have noticed a small change to the menu bar on the homepage: the addition of the word re:source. Yes it might be a small change – but it marks the co...
Over the past week just-style has continued to try to unravel the potential ramifications of Donald Trump’s election as the next president of the United States....
One event dominated the international airwaves last week, and on just-style too we took a closer look at the surprise election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States....
As the Brexit roller-coaster continues to twist and turn, and the US presidential election campaign nears its unpredictable and possibly protectionist end, there's no doubt these events – and the perc...
- Steps to piloting living wage in garment factories
- How to ensure sustainability is more than a slogan
- Trump blows the case for Brexit out of the water
- US apparel retailers' November 2016 sales roundup
- Duty-free trade key to build Africa supply chains
- US Q3 in brief – Destination Maternity, Cherokee
- Esquel efficiency drive continues to boost brands
- Taiwan textile maker investing in first US plant
- Outdoor apparel sector set for double-digit growth
- Myanmar garment industry "lacking labour rights"