Convenience Nation

Brought to you by Nielsen, HIM Research & Consulting and Convenience Store


Looking after the needs of the shopper

27 Mar 2018 | By 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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A better in-store experience

28 Mar 2018 | By 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.

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Consolidation: The growth for small stores

27 Mar 2018 | By 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

27 Mar 2018 | By 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

27 Mar 2018 | By 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

27 Mar 2018 | By 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

27 Mar 2018 | By Laura Joyce, HIM

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


Making the most of events

27 Mar 2018 | By 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.