Business winners and losers from the Euro 2016 tournament

Sports retailers, pubs and betting shops are hoping for a sales fillip off the back of a football feelgood factor

“We’re not going home halfway through”, sings Madchester veteran Shaun Ryder on England’s unofficial Euro 2016 anthem – and retailers across Britain will be sharing that dream. But this is no outpouring of patriotic support for England, Wales and Northern Ireland from retail executives. Shop owners, publicans and restaurateurs are hoping for a sales fillip off the back of a football feelgood factor, with some sectors in particular expecting for a boost from the month-long tournament, although the wider UK economy stands to benefit if workers concentrate on their jobs more than matches.

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