State of the Nation

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    Convenience Nation 2019: Opportunities and threats

    2019-03-19T15:34:00Z

    Convenience Store editor David Rees talks to Mike Watkins, UK head of retailer insight at Nielsen, about the position of the UK convenience retail sector, and some key issues and opportunities to address in order to secure continuing future growth.

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    A better in-store experience

    2018-03-28T11:41:00Z

    Five vital factors that will improve sales and loyalty are within your control as retailers. It’s time to take a closer look at what customers see.

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    Consolidation: The growth for small stores

    2018-03-27T17:02:00Z

    Consolidation in the industry is likely to have profound and transformational consequences, but small stores may be the better for it.

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    Footfall: Make a mark with quality

    2018-03-27T17:01:00Z

    Fresh, local and high-quality food and food to go are becoming the key footfall drivers for c-stores, requiring innovation and investment.

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    Premiumisation: Turning top-up to trade-up

    2018-03-27T17:00:00Z

    There has been a long-term trend towards premium products in many categories, but it can mean different things to different people.

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    Healthy eating is here to stay

    2018-03-27T16:53:00Z

    Consumers’ desire to live a healthy life is stronger than ever, and their awareness of what this actually means continues to rise.

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    Taking food to go further

    2018-03-27T16:43:00Z

    Food to go is now a key part of the modern convenience store offer, driving footfall among younger consumers in particular.

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    Making the most of events

    2018-03-27T16:27:00Z

    Whether it is national occasions such as Easter or Mother’s Day, or something more local, special events can build sales for c-stores.

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    Looking after the needs of the shopper

    2018-03-27T15:56:00Z

    Despite growing competition, the future for convenience retail remains bright as consumers look for quick, convenient and healthy foods in an environment that enhances the shoppers’ experience.