Today’s Group, the wholesale arm of Nisa-Today’s, has posted an 8.6% increase in half-year sales.

Sales rose 6% by volume in the six months to the end of June, boosted by volume growth of 7.8% in the licensed category, 7.3% in non-food, 3.6% in impulse and 10% in foodservice.

“Against a backdrop of economic and political uncertainty, our members have continued to demonstrate 100% support for their independent retailers and consumers by recognising and responding to their needs,” said Today’s Group managing director Bill Laird (pictured).

“A sustained period of warm, sunny weather helped increase impulse sales in particular, drinks and BBQ type products.

Although World Cup fever diminished towards the end of June with England’s elimination, sales were positive in traditional categories, but we may have missed an opportunity in the vuvuzelas market.”

Last week, Nisa-Today’s posted an 11.9% in sales to a record £1.42bn for the year to 28 March.

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