Sarah Alhadeff

Highlighting the benefits of local


Interest in buying locally sourced produce has accelerated in recent years, driven by health, economic and environmental interests, writes HIM’s Sarah Alhadeff.


Why coffee is good for convenience


Coffee has become the ultimate convenience category, argues HIM’s Blonnie Walsh


Can c-stores deliver success?


It is clear that the delivery operators see value in servicing the convenience retail market and are willing to go head-to-head to capture that space, but HIM’s Giorgio Rigali asks if it is the right move for the independent sector.

Alice Dolling

Can c-stores compete in food to go?


HIM’s Alice Dolling discusses where the convenience channel fits in to the £21bn UK food-to-go market. 


The World Cup for convenience


The Rugby World Cup in Japan is now well underway, and there is no doubt that retailers are benefiting, says HIM’s Giorgio Rigali

Shakti Puri

Thinking clean, green and lean


Increased consumer awareness of health and sustainability issues has meant c-stores have been forced to adapt their offer, argues HIM’s Shakti Puri.



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