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Mother’s Day – the half a billion pound sales opportunity!

on Monday, 12 December 2016.

House of Sarunds is urging retailers to plan ahead for Mother’s Day sales in order to capitalise on the seasonal opportunity that Mintel reports saw Brits spend half a billion pounds on gifting products last year.

According to research from Mintel, 60% of Brits spent money for Mother’s Day in 2015 and whilst almost one third (31%) of us bought cards, 29% bought flowers and 15% bought chocolate gifts.  

Mother’s Day falls on 26 March in 2017 so stock should be on the shelves in February. if possible designate a ‘seasonal space’ so regular customers will come to know where to look for gifting lines.

Confectionery for Mother’s Day should have a broad appeal to meet all age ranges and demographics.  We recommend stocking across all price points  and budgets from pocket money purchases to premium lines and everything in between so that includes boxes of luxury chocolates through to novelty confectionery.

Some Mother’s Day suggestions for you:  new for 2017 a very pretty floral circular box from Kimberley’s, filled with handmade English chocolates 440g RRP £17.99; Exclusive Van Roy deluxe gift wrapped ballotin with pretty floral decoration and menu tag filled with Belgian milk chocolates 300g £9.49; Exclusive and new Van Coillie cello bag filled with a selection of mendiants 250g £8.99 ; Exclusive and new Van Roy decorated cups in gift box with enticing flavours – praline and strawberry, pistachio and blackberry, lemon and vanilla and almond and apple  185g RRP £8.99.


Please note : last order date for Mother’s Day chocolates and confectionery: Friday 6 Jan