Sunday’s highly anticipated game between defending champions Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots could contribute to a boost UK retail sales, claims VoucherCodes.co.uk.
The Super Bowl, which is expected to be the most watched televised event in America, is consistently a huge event for US retailers, with fans across the country buying large quantities of food, drink and (American) football paraphernalia for popular ‘Super Bowl parties’.
Recent analysis from the voucher code website has revealed that the past week has seen an 86% surge in searches for TV discounts and a 110% increase in searches for food and drink offers.
Bigger in Britain
The website found last year’s searches for takeaway offers surged by 168% on the day of the game and, in preparation for Sunday’s game, food retailers have made 82% more codes available this weekend to respond to consumer demand.
VoucherCodes.co.uk also reported a staggering 238% increase in consumers, inspired by the sport, looking for sport-related offers. Following in the steps of the food industry, sports retailers have released 63% more codes this year
“Last year saw big U.S. retail events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday explode on this side of the pond and our site data suggests the same could be true of the Super Bowl.” says Claire Davenport, general manager of VoucherCodes.co.uk.
“Whilst it’s unlikely that the event will drive the level of revenue for UK retailers that’s seen in America, it is likely that the Super Bowl will be bigger than ever in Britain this year.”
Davenport added that the game will be widely accessible in the UK, being aired on Sunday night by Channel 4 and predicts that build-up is likely to start early, with food retailers in particular preparing for a surge in interest on Sunday evening.