Euro 2016 a boost for supermarket sales

Total sales up 3.3 per cent as fans stocked up on alcohol

Most supermarket chains report stronger sales Pic: Pixabay

The latest supermarket figures from Kantar Worldpanel in Ireland show that sales in the grocery market for the 12 weeks to June 17 were 3.3 per cent ahead of the same period last year, as Ireland's involvement in theEuro 2016 football championships appeared to boost alcohol sales.

David Berry, director at Kantar Worldpanel, said alcohol sales over the past 12 weeks were 11 per cent higher than the same time last year. "Soft ...