Peeks the party supply company has seen a huge sales spike for its Euro 2016 goods, as three home nations and Ireland vie for glory in France.
Flags, bunting, hats, wigs and all the other Euro-themed products have been flying off the shelves.
Pub and hotel groups have been buying in bulk and individuals and businesses are also preparing for the championships.
The Christchurch-based company, which sells vast quantities through its website, catalogues and party store, said the goods are selling faster than for the last world cup.
Managing director Nick Peek said: “Before the last tournament only England had qualified and they were given no hope so sales were not as they might have been.
“This time there are three home nations and Ireland who are competing and the excitement is building.
“This is reflected in sales of our Euro goods, which have followed on from all the patriotic items we’ve sold for the Queen’s 90th birthday.
“We have bunting with all the countries’ flags on it and that is popular for places that are showing the games.
“As it is on terrestrial TV there will be a lot of people having parties at home when their teams are playing and those people have been buying to decorate their houses.”
The Euros run from June 10 to July 10.
Pic Caption: Nick Peek with some of the Euro products that are selling fast.
Notes to editors:
Peeks provides party and fundraising items and sells them through its mail order catalogue, growing website, and through its giant party store in Christchurch. It was founded by Charles Peek in 1946 and is now run by his grandson, Nick.
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