World Cup Stock it, they are here
Despite some muttering about whether the whole thing was going to have any impact at all on sales, retailers are catching that Ayoba spirit, whatever it is, and stocking items like suntan lotion, headache tablets and energy drinks ahead of the big palaver sometime in 2010, uh, in a week’s time. Clicks, for example, is bringing in R20million worth of extra suncare, and double the usual amount of headache tablets, painkillers and energy supplements. It will also be keeping stores near stadiums open later. Game is going large on folding chairs, winter blankets and seat pads, of which it expects to sell 2000, and Makro and Game are both stocking up on gaming and entertainment goods, in anticipation of those long school holidays.
Comment: Go and play in the garden, dad’s trying to work ... OK just one level then.