Christmas Confectionery 2019

Christmas confectionery: Your golden opportunity

A host of festive npd and plenty of gold-star premium lines can make the Christmas confectionery category a gift for canny retailers.

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Vaping & tobacco: Read the smoke signals

UK vape sales are continuing to soar at the expense of smoking, but the tobacco category, including cigars, still offers key opportunities to profit.

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Christmas special: The ultimate get-together

Christmas is the season for splashing out on festive goodies. Here’s how c-store retailers can ensure that they get in on the yuletide spend.

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In-store services: So much more than just a store

Offering a strong range of services not only drives footfall, but can actually impact on how customers view your store’s role in the community.

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Big night in: Going for the home run

The Big Night In is as big as ever, creating demand for snacks to share, easy eats and a tipple or two. Here’s how to tempt the staying-in crowd.

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Picking the perfect blend

With coffee chasing tea for sales, and healthier options joining the line-up, the hot beverages category is overflowing with choice.

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OTC meds: Go on, treat yourself

With consumers being advised not to go to the doctor for cold and flu treatment, many are opting to self-medicate with pills and potions purchased from their local c-store.

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Halloween: Ready to reach your ghouls

As consumers don witches’ hats, vampire fangs, and monster masks, retailers who target Halloween will have plenty to celebrate.

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Pre-school kids and babycare: Small, but perfectly formed

Babycare may not be the biggest category by a long stretch, but get it right and you can secure the loyalty of many a tired parent and their offspring for years to come.

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Keep your cool over chilled

There are many benefits to offering a chilled meal-for-tonight solution, but wastage and changing customer demands mean it isn’t always easy.

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Start of term: University challenge

Retailers reveal what students stocking up at the start of term have on their shopping lists, and how they keep them coming back for more.

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Drinks machines: Bring on a brighter future

Drinks to go is a huge opportunity for the convenience sector, provided that they can find sustainable solutions and healthier options.

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Vaping & tobacco: The electric avenue

Vaping is set to hit new heights thanks to a shift in thinking and a potential sales boost when menthol cigarettes are axed next year.

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Quick and easy dinners: Fast fixes and fuss-free food

With no time to plan their evening meals, and even less time to prep them, consumers are looking to c-stores for speedy solutions.

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Back to school: Serving the class of 2019

Today’s parents need to ensure their kids’ lunchboxes are healthy and tasty. Help them get this right and you’ll soar to the top of the class.

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Tips to help you read between the wines

Wine continues to hold plenty of promise if you offer a range of price points, with enticing promotions at one end and premium at the other.

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Sports and energy: Power up your profits

Have your sports and energy drinks sales lost their get-up-and-go? Re-energise with new flavours, healthier choices and impulse sizes.

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Frozen food: The modern classics

Fresh might be grabbing all the headlines, but retailers can rely on a good range of frozen favourites to keep customers coming back.

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Craft ales & ciders: Thirsty for some variety

Whether you are a rural store or bang in the city centre, a growing number of drinkers across the UK are crying out for craft beers.

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Raise your spirits levels

The spirits category is in gintastic shape, but retailers need to embrace new flavours and changing tastes to keep up the momentum.

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The hottest chiller fillers

Keep your cool and offer good availability in the key areas of premium, healthy and convenient snacking to ensure chilled stays a hot spot.

Sugar Confectionery

It’s a sweet love affair

Despite the sugar backlash there’s strong demand for sweets, with plenty of innovation in pack formats and flavours to tempt shoppers.

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