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    The World Cup for convenience

    2019-10-03T10:58:00Z

    The Rugby World Cup in Japan is now well underway, and there is no doubt that retailers are benefiting, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali

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    Thinking clean, green and lean

    2019-09-03T14:03:00Z

    Increased consumer awareness of health and sustainability issues has meant c-stores have been forced to adapt their offer, argues HIM’s Shakti Puri.

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    Combating obesity in the UK

    2019-08-06T13:08:00Z

    Amid accusations of a nanny state, government proposals for combating obesity are a matter of strong debate, writes HIM’s Katie Prowse.

  • Alice Dolling
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    The core range balance

    2019-07-12T10:13:00Z

    Managing the delicate balance between core range and specialist products is a crucial one for c-stores to get right, argues HIM’s Alice Dolling.

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    Futureproofing convenience

    2019-06-14T08:55:00Z

    It may be cliché, but younger generations are the shopper of tomorrow and have a pivotal role to play in the future of one of the fastest growing sectors in UK food and grocery, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali.

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    A fad for the future?

    2019-05-14T11:37:00Z

    This cashier-less c-store trial is a bold move from Sainsbury’s, but will have not been made on a whim. 

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    Brexit worries for food shoppers

    2019-04-26T14:44:00Z

    HIM’s Giorgio Rigali discusses what shoppers think about the impact of Brexit.

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    In search of new flavours

    2019-03-25T14:03:00Z

    UK shoppers want their boundaries to be pushed and to experiment with new flavours, and this appetite has extended into world foods and spices, writes HIM’s Blonnie Walsh.

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    Tapping into food to go

    2019-02-21T15:14:00Z

    Food to go has long been considered a growth opportunity for c-store retailers. With the total food-to-go market set to be worth £21.2bn in 2019, the opportunity for growth has certainly not changed, writes HIM’s Chloe Kent.

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    Future thinking

    2019-01-23T15:07:00Z

    Zoe Jag-Nathan discusses HIM’s latest future of convenience report.

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    Digital ordering

    2018-12-12T10:27:00Z

    It is vital that suppliers embrace and invest in B2B e-commerce and are knowledgeable as to the key guiding principles, says HIM’s Chloe Kent.

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    Beyond price

    2018-11-19T12:18:00Z

    With multiple players now in the market, it will be very important for discounters to start to differentiate themselves beyond price and value to have that competitive edge, says HIM’s Alice Dolling.

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    Healthier range, happier shoppers

    2018-10-26T11:33:00Z

    Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.

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    Fuelling growth at the forecourt

    2018-09-21T10:33:00Z

    Shoppers are increasingly turning to forecourts for their weekly top-up needs, writes Giorgio Rigali.

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    The healthy snacking offer

    2018-08-24T10:28:00Z

    As many as 27% of shoppers want more healthier options to be available within meal deals so tap into this trend, says Giorgio Rigali.

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    Beating the discounter

    2018-07-24T15:01:00Z

    More shoppers are using the discounters to top up, creating a huge challenge for the convenience sector, writes Giorgio Rigali.

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    Winning during the World Cup

    2018-06-26T15:11:00Z

    It’s crucial retailers are catering for viewers’ needs, tempting them through quality ranges, eye-catching displays and enticing cross-promotions, writes HIM’s Dominic Burrell.

  • Heidi Lanschuetzer
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    Following the healthy agenda

    2018-05-31T12:01:00Z

    Making it easy for shoppers to choose a healthier option over a not-so-healthy one is paramount, writes HIM’s Heidi Lanschuetzer.

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    The challenges of new legislation

    2018-05-02T16:37:00Z

    It is imperative that BWS suppliers begin to understand the threats and opportunities Minimum Unit Pricing may present for their brands, says HIM’s Josh Clifton.

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    Healthy options

    2018-04-12T12:18:00Z

    There is a huge opportunity for retailers to take a proactive approach in making healthy foods more accessible and affordable to a wider population, writes HIM’s Heidi Lanschuetzer.