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UK convenience trends 2022

We explore five trends driving the 'new normal' of the convenience channel. 

Global convenience trends 2023

We look at five trends that will shape the convenience channel globally in 2023 and highlight the key considerations for retailers and suppliers.

All you need to know about unpacked in convenience

We look at what refill solutions are working in the convenience channel.

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Learnings from convenience in Asia

Asia has some of the most developed convenience markets in the world. Find out what can be learned.

Strategic outlook for Seven & i Holdings

We review Seven & i Holdings’ performance, plus progress against key strategic objectives.

The UK convenience market 2022

Channel performance in another turbulent year as pandemic gives way to cost-of-living crisis.

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Leading independent UK wholesaler Bestway has promoted Costcutter veteran Jamie Davidson to head up its retail operations covering company-owned, franchise and symbol store networks.  The change will be effective from July, when he will replace Mike Hollis who is leaving the business.

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Amidst rising demand for food-to-go, Indonesian convenience giant Alfamart has an ambitious plan to open 1,000 new food-focused stores from Lawson in Indonesia in 2023 alone. Rapid food-to-go expansion plans Japanese convenience chain Lawson is the third largest convenience retailer globally in terms of sales. Its operations outside of Japan are sometimes managed by local retailers, such ...
Last week, we held our webinar exploring the first of our series of cost-of-living reports, all about loyalty. If you missed the webinar, you can watch it here .  Here are the answers to all the questions we didn’t get round to answer live:   On retail loyalty schemes   What does an effortless scheme look like for shoppers? We know shoppers value their time and the more ti...
Fuel giant BP recently acquired TravelCenters of America (TA) in a US$1.3 billion deal in the US, as part of its strategy to expand downstream to enjoy greater synergies and advantage its aims in areas like EV charging. Increasing downstream retail presence With the acquisition of around 280 TA stores, BP’s convenience store count in the US now exceeds 1,500, including its other banners suc...

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Co-op Trade Briefing from IGD

Thursday 14 September 2023

The Co-op leadership team welcomes you back to Manchester Central for the Co-op Trade Briefing from IGD with the progress on its Pure Convenience strategy that puts customers and missions at the heart of everything it does.

Overview of forecourts globally

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Best in class inspiration

Operators in focus

How you can grow in the convenience channel

Read our three-part series for recommendations to help plan for the future.

The convenience channel’s global outlook

Growth opportunities

Multiformat retailers trading convenience stores

5-year forecasts to 2027

Exclusive to subscribers.

Gain a view of what future growth to expect and start building your long-term strategy with our retailer and market forecasts to 2027.