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UK convenience trends 2022

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

Global convenience trends 2022

Five trends that will shape the convenience channel, with examples from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America.

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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.

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

The future for forecourts in Europe

The impact of energy transition to forecourt convenience stores and how you can prepare.

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National convenience retailer Co-op has set out its ambition to grow online sales by 50%, reaching £300m by the end of the year. Using a range of solutions for fulfilment, both in-house and third party, the retailer will continue to roll-out its online service nationally making it accessible from 2,000 stores in total. Since launching its on demand online services in 2019 Co-op has seen 36 months of continuous sales growth in the channel.

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In separate developments, Morrisons updated on its acquisition of McColl’s and, as reported by trade publication The Grocer, it is preparing to launch a new joint-branded retail concept; ‘Together with Morrisons’. Update on McColl’s acquisition In a statement relating to a bond offering, it was revealed that Morrisons had paid the equivalent of £182.1m to creditors to acquire McColl’s 1,160...
Co-op wholesale subsidiary, Nisa has announced that Steve Leach, a key figure in its sales team since 2014, and latterly sales director, is to leave the business. As yet, no like-for-like replacement has been announced. A major pillar of continuity in the transition to Co-op ownership As an established member of the Nisa team in 2018, Steve’s tenure has included the integration of the busin...
Since the start of the pandemic, many Mexicans have transitioned their grocery shop to smaller formats, in stores closer to their homes. Initially, this change of habit was to reduce contact and mitigate the threat of the COVID-19 virus, but they have since become accustomed to the time and cost-saving benefits of shopping locally. Mexico has a huge informal economy, meaning large sections of ...

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