By the time you read this, I will hopefully be enjoying some Italian sunshine and food, washed down with a large glass of cool Pinot Grigio! So what better time to let off some steam, particularly bearing in the mind the people who may recognise themselves may be away on holiday themselves, and might not read it. Actually I am amazed quite how many people read my musings and rantings, so maybe I ought to be a little more careful in what I say, but maybe not, as they would become as dull as dishwater.
What better than to start with the weather. At first I thought this summer’s weather wasn’t too bad, but then a couple of articles I read about how poor food sales had been this summer both made the point that we haven’t really had an extended period of weather long enough for people to plan a BBQ for the weekend, and it is those kind of events that pull through sales of many of the products found in our customer’s stores. It has definitely not been a classic summer, but the colder summer has probably helped us smash our records for Christmas orders to go out later in the year. (more…)