WORLD Cup fever has taken hold at John Lewis Trafford, with sales of TVs, tablets and kitchen gadgets soaring as shoppers prepare for Brazilian themed parties and the summer of sport.

Ed Connolly, buying director, electrical and home technology, John Lewis, said: "With the world's biggest football tournament just around the corner, our customers are rushing to snap up the latest tech to make sure they get closer to the action.

“We have some great offers on at the moment so it’s no wonder TVs and tablets are flying off the shelves as there's never been a better time, or reason, to upgrade.”