Convenience Nation

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Convenience Nation 2019: Opportunities and threats


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.

Costcutter Brunel

A better in-store experience

2018-03-28T11:41:00+01:00By Val Kirillovs HIM

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.

Welcome Co-op

Consolidation: The growth for small stores

2018-03-27T17:02:00+01:00By Amie Parrott Nielsen

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

2018-03-27T17:01:00+01:00By Amie Parrott Nielsen

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


Premiumisation: Turning top-up to trade-up

2018-03-27T17:00:00+01:00By Alice Dolling HIM

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

Costcutter Brunel

Healthy eating is here to stay

2018-03-27T16:53:00+01:00By Heidi Lanschuetzer HIM

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

2018-03-27T16:43:00+01:00By Laura Joyce HIM

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

2018-03-27T16:27:00+01:00By Holly Franklin HIM

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


Looking after the needs of the shopper

2018-03-27T15:56:00+01:00By Amie Parrott Nielsen

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.



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