The French football team has just finished second in the FIFA World Cup. But the fans apparently did not wait for the final result to prepare for the matches, as the group’s statistics show, for example. Fnac-Darty. According to these, sales of televisions have recorded twice as many sales as usual during the international competition. Even though the screen sector has been losing momentum for several months following generalized inflation, except perhaps on the side of Apple products.
Among the most popular items, we even see that it is those with the widest diagonals that would have won over the public in December. Either particularly expensive references, which can cost several thousand euros with the average price of purchases reaching rather nearly six hundred euros usually. Smart TV brands are very privileged now, with for example the seventy-five-inch Xiaomi Mi TV Q1 which integrates Android TV.
Consumables also in the shopping cart
Beyond the specialized brands, even the supermarkets seem to have noted positive repercussions with the World Cup. Carrefour, for example, explains that it recorded 17% more sales on packets of crisps and aperitif biscuits with the championship. A score achieved during the last two match days where the blues played. The first time against Morocco in the semi-finals and the second time against Argentina where we finally lost on penalties.
With this are the beer dispensers that Fnac Darty has noted growth in recent days: +73% compared to last week. Ditto with ice machines, where the increase this time reaches 30%.
Crisis or no crisis, sport unites
In total, the 2022 Football World Cup would have brought together no less than 29.4 million viewers on TF1 during the France – Argentina final. This is quite simply an absolute audience record for the first channel, which nevertheless experienced some difficulties following the aborted merger with its competitor M6.
Finally, it is the rankings of the most downloaded apps on the App Store and on the Google Play Store that challenge. MyTF1 is thus fourth in the ranking of iOS apps at the moment, while the game MPG Football is twenty-second. The competition may also have played a role for Uber Eats, the meal delivery service, which appears here in twenty-fourth position.