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HIM’s Alice Dolling discusses where the convenience channel fits in to the £21bn UK food-to-go market.
This cashier-less c-store trial is a bold move from Sainsbury’s, but will have not been made on a whim.
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.
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.
Zoe Jag-Nathan discusses HIM’s latest future of convenience report.
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.
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.
Understanding the core differences between the average shopper and the healthy snacking shopper is essential, writes HIM’s Zoe Jag-Nathan.
Shoppers are increasingly turning to forecourts for their weekly top-up needs, writes Giorgio Rigali.
As many as 27% of shoppers want more healthier options to be available within meal deals so tap into this trend, says Giorgio Rigali.
More shoppers are using the discounters to top up, creating a huge challenge for the convenience sector, writes Giorgio Rigali.
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.
Making it easy for shoppers to choose a healthier option over a not-so-healthy one is paramount, writes HIM’s Heidi Lanschuetzer.
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.
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.
Mission-led merchandising can be key to driving higher basket size and spend, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali.
HIM data shows that those aged 65 years and older make up almost a quarter (23%) of total c-store shoppers, writes Heidi Lanschuetzer.
It’s helpful to know that 32% of men and 42% of women are this year making a new year’s resolution, says HIM’s Chloe Kent.
For the first time we can help retailers and suppliers challenge the conventional practices around shopper marketing, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.
While seasonal events are great at improving the in-store experience if cleverly planned, preparation needs to go beyond in-store experience factors, says Alice Dolling.
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