Rose City Premium Meats co-owner Peter Wright said the Polocrosse World Cup has been great for business.
Rose City Premium Meats co-owner Peter Wright said the Polocrosse World Cup has been great for business. Michael Nolan

Easter sales tally looks to be one of the best on record

THE Warwick retail sector had one of its busiest Easter Saturdays in recent years, helped by the overflow from the Polocrosse World Cup.

Rose City Premium Meats co-owner Peter Wright said there was a big crowd in the shopping centre.

"We always have a really big Easter Saturday but there has been a number of visitors from the Polocrosse that have been through the store as well.

"We have not done the final numbers yet but it is looking very good and we believe this next week is going to be a very, very big week."

The store's owners have wrangled extra help from their family to get through the rush and all their staff have a full roster.

Those workers are needed to cater to the demand for the cup itself.

It ordered 3000 steaks, 50 barbecue chickens, 2000 burger rissoles, 1000 hot dogs and about 80kg of coleslaw.

"That has created an extra work load for us, which we are very happy to have," Mr Wright said.

Members from almost every team have been shopping in the CBD and the Mr Wright is keen to cater to the tastes of their home countries and their interest in Aussie tucker.

"We have had Zambians, Zimbabweans, Irish and Canadians here," he said.

"The South Africans have been in and brought all our biltong and we do have crocodile, kangaroo and rabbit for those that want that unique Australian experience."



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