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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.

UK convenience trends 2023

We explore five things driving the evolution of the UK convenience sector in a year of high inflation and cost-of-living challenges.

Kavanagh’s Budgens: raising the bar in UK grocery

The Kavanagh Group's core grocery offer is augmented by a wealth of service counters, food-for-later counters and food-for-now facilities. 

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UK food-to-go market 2023-2028

Our predictions for the food-to-go market over the next five years. 

Strategic outlook for Seven & i Holdings

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

Store of the month: July 2023: BILLA Corso, Vienna, Austria

See inside our pick for July’s store of the month, BILLA Corso, Hoher Markt, Austria. 

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Convenience stores 7-Eleven and CU announced they have started selling seasonal products for winter since 17 September in light of the increasing sales of winter products driven by the widened daily temperature difference.

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Announcing its interim results for the first six months of 2023, Co-op has reported sales in its food retail division down by 8.9% to £3,563m. This was substantially the result of the disposal of its fuel forecourt estate of 129 sites in late 2022. Excluding this impact, underlying sales grew by 4%. Total group sales (including life and financial services) were also impacted by the disposal, fall...
Our global analysts share some of the latest headlines across the globe. Here's what you need to know. Don’t miss our key insights Hypermarkets and supermarkets channel 2023   – We explore where hypermarket and supermarket growth will come from at both regional and country levels, utilising our extensive global research to present examples from the retailers leading the way N...
Acquiring the McColl's convenience business saw Morrisons gain almost 1,000 sites which it is steadily converting into its Morrisons Daily format. The goal is to have thousands of Morrisons Daily stores operating around the UK. Source: IGD Research: Strategic outlook for Morrisons Image source: Morrisons Daily LinkedIn Morrisons continues to secure new wholesale agreements and str...

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