HIM think tank – Page 4

  • Blogs

    Don't ignore the food to go mission

    2015-09-28T11:06:00Z

    Recent research from HIM shows one in four UK adults bought food to go from c-stores within the past seven days, writes Katherine Dixon.

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    Impact of display ban on shoppers

    2015-08-26T10:53:07.790Z

    With the tobacco display ban in place in small stores for nearly six months, now is a great time to consider what impact it has actually had on shoppers, writes HIM's Katie Littler.

  • Blogs

    Think mission for fresh sales

    2015-07-03T10:54:03.753Z

    In order to create the perception of a 'credible fresh food offer', the number one thing stores need to do is ensure a 'clean and tidy shopping area', writes HIM's Ed Sibley.

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    Interrupting and inspiring in-store

    2015-06-08T11:35:00Z

    HIM research has found that the level of impulse purchasing in convenience stores is at an impressive five-year high, says Katie Littler.

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    The importance of value

    2015-03-16T10:38:26.987Z

    The recession has solidified shopper habits in such a way that finding value for money remains a priority for many, says HIM's Sophie Jones.

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    Get shoppers to act on impulse

    2015-02-23T10:11:04.680Z

    It’s unsurprising that only 15% of convenience store shoppers purchased an item on impulse, says HIM's Jennie Milner.

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    Welcome to a new era

    2015-01-19T10:10:00Z

    A lot has happened in the past two decades in UK convenience, and it’s all set to change again, says HIM’s Katie Hemmings.

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    Looking forward to 2015

    2014-12-22T10:41:00Z

    Dynamic market conditions and a new breed of shopper have created a ‘perfect storm’, which points towards revolution, not evolution, for UK convenience, says HIM’s Katie Littler.

  • Blogs

    Top service brings smiles all round

    2014-11-25T15:19:13.160Z

    The thousands of convenience shoppers we speak to every month never let us forget how important sales staff are in building loyalty and driving sales, says HIM's Katie Littler.

  • Blogs

    Fresh drives top-up credibility

    2014-09-30T11:30:00Z

    Competition is everywhere and it’s no longer okay to get away with a poor fresh offer, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.

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    How own label adds value

    2014-08-26T16:05:00Z

    A credible own-label offer is a key way of driving loyalty, says HIM’s Jennifer Pratt.

  • Blogs

    Don't forget core missions

    2014-07-07T12:19:00Z

    With growing pressures facing the channel, convenience needs to re-focus on core missions to ensure its long-term success, says HIM’s Sophie Jones.

  • Blogs

    Why meals need to be a focus

    2014-06-04T15:03:00Z

    The ‘meal for tonight’ and ‘food to go’ missions are seeing the strongest growth year-on-year, says HIM’s Sarah Ashworth.

  • Blogs

    Let services work for your business

    2014-05-07T14:37:00Z

    Using services to drive footfall is as relevant today as it’s ever been, says HIM’s Molly Wilmot.

  • Blogs

    Don't neglect store ambience

    2014-04-14T09:54:10.320Z

    The in-store experience and environment are becoming the new differentiator for shoppers, says HIM's Daron Gonzales.

  • Blogs

    When thoughts turn to spring

    2014-03-17T12:13:00Z

    At this time of year it’s important for retailers to ensure their store is fit to take advantage of shoppers’ optimism, says HIM’s Blake Gladman.