Students Shopping

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.

Drinks Machines

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.

Soft Drinks

Soft drinks: Get your place in the sun

You can’t rely on a scorching summer to sell soft drinks, but you can keep up the heat by including healthy options and latest innovations.

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Satisfy the savoury snackers

Demand for healthier lines and imaginative flavours means retailers may need to re-examine how to meet those between-meal moments.

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Summer drinks: Take the time to chill out

Convenience retailers can capitalise on summer drinking occasions by offering a range of chilled alcoholic drinks that’s ready to go.

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World foods: Keep it real to be a global hit

As world foods become more mainstream, a number of retailers are seeing increased demand for more authentic and adventurous lines.

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BBQ: Time to turn up the heat

Retailers are hoping to match last summer’s sizzling sales by offering a range of BBQ-ready lines across multiple product categories.

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Ice cream: Ways to make more lolly

As we approach summer, it’s important to not undersell impulse ice cream and focus on getting decent margins for in-demand lines.

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Sunny side up for cider

The summer provides the perfect chance to turn up the heat on cider sales, with fruit flavours and traditional lines in greater demand.

Food-to-go

Food-to-go: Are you making a meal of it?

Whether it’s a simple sarnie or full-on fry-up, the potential of food-to-go shows no sign of cooling. Here retailers reveal what’s on the menu.

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Premium drinks: They're soft but strong

Adult soft drinks, mixers and smoothies are growing in popularity as consumers cut back on alcohol and make healthier choices.

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Soft drinks: Sales still sweet a year in

Exactly 12 months since the sugar tax came into force, retailers are adjusting to the new pricing regime and influx of new products.

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