Although frozen pizza may have seen a slight decline since the easing of Covid-19 lockdowns, many consumers have been retained in the category, choosing it for their ’Big Nights In’. So retailers should look at ways to maximise the sector’s potential.
With consumers focused on health and wellbeing following the recent Covid-19 pandemic and new HFSS legislation on the horizon, retailers need to be ahead of the curve to maximise the opportunity for healthy snacks.
With health and wellbeing increasingly in focus following Covid-19, consumers are seeking out clean-label soft drinks – including bottled water with clear provenance – so businesses need to keep their finger on the pulse of the latest trends.
The soft drinks category is now worth more than £2.4bn in convenience1 – £113,000 in value per store per year2 – making it the third most valuable category in the channel3. And, with one in four adults who drink alcohol in the UK saying they’re keen to cut down this year4, soft drinks are arguably more important than ever.
The UK is a nation of tea-drinkers, but how do retailers encourage existing tea drinkers to buy more, persuade those who are not yet convinced to turn into regular tea lovers and convert the nation’s love of tea into a sales success?
Wrapped bakery is the top destination category driving footfall in convenience stores so it is vital for convenience stores to provide the best bakery range alongside an impactful fixture to meet the needs of shoppers and keep them coming back.
With the UK on-trade under lockdown restrictions for much of 2020, there was a significant change in shopper behaviour as they tried to recreate elevated drinking experiences at home.
2020 saw several major changes within the convenience channel, including a change in consumer needs within soft drinks. Three key soft drink needs emerged: energy boost, in-home refreshment and socialising, and hydration.
Ice cream has recently seen 9.1% annual growth, with a sales increase of £112m. Luxury tubs are worth £3.6m, accounting for 35% of take-home ice cream growth in convenience. This made Häagen-Dazs the fastest growing luxury tub brand in convenience last summer.
Over the past year, the squash category has seen unprecedented value growth of 11%, which equates to an incremental £53M up to March 2020
2020 saw a number of major changes to how people shop in convenience, with many of these shifts impacting crisps and snacks. Walkers has partnered with Convenience Store to help retailers maximise their sales and adapt to changing shopper demands.
The £1.22bn sugar confectionery category is undergoing subtle shifts, some resulting from HFSS rules. Confectionery firm Perfetti Van Melle explains how retailers can adapt
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