When IDG announced that the convenience sector would grow by an estimated 17.6% in the period to 2023 it seemed almost unbelievable. All around us we hear tales of retailers struggling in the current environment as big names go under
Spar International, the world’s largest food retail voluntary chain, will partner with DHL Supply Chain and the Bangchak Retail Company (BCR) to establish up to 300 new convenience stores in Thailand by the end of 2020. The deal will see DHL
he number of stores in the convenience sector has grown marginally over the last 12 months, increasing by 0.4%, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media.
On 28 March 2017, the Royal Mint released the new 12-sided £1 coin. It will replace all round £1 coins by October when they will cease to be legal tender. Judging by the stir caused from the introduction of the
Amazon’s move into brick & mortar convenience stores will more than inconvenience rivals, says ParcelHero
Amazon’s shock plans to move into physical brick and mortar grocery stores spells more bad news for beleaguered supermarkets, says e-commerce delivery expert ParcelHero. Amazon, the nemesis of high street stores everywhere, is reported to be abandoning its online-only model to
The payments landscape is constantly shifting and innovating, and right now it is doing so in particularly exciting and fast-paced ways. One of the most important areas of change and innovation is convenience retail, and the role the convenience store
The 2016 Local Shop Report has revealed the essential role that convenience stores play in the modern retail landscape, with stores more relevant than ever before in consumer’s lives. Published today by the Association of Convenience Stores, the report demonstrates
Market leading salad brand, Florette, is set to diversify its product range with the launch of its new Tasty & Balanced protein salads. Available through Ginsters Van Sales Company, the Tasty & Balanced range will propel the salad specialist into
The latest ACS (Association of Convenience Stores) Investment Tracker shows that local shops have invested £600m in their businesses over the past 12 months, including a record £181m in the last quarter. However, investment levels per store are down compared
The number of convenience stores in the UK remains stable, with growth in certain segments balanced by rationalisation in others, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis.
Morrisons posts encouraging Christmas performance and has opportunity to win back shoppers, researchers claim
Morrisons has reported a 0.2% increase in like-for-like sales (excluding fuel) for the nine weeks to 3 January 2016, encouraging researchers and paving the way for the further differentiation from its main rivals to win back shoppers.
Investment levels in the convenience store sector have recovered slightly over the last three months after a shock fall in the summer, while concern among retailers about employment costs has led to a widening gap in optimism between sales and
Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced its CLASSIC N10 electronic article surveillance (EAS) solution, which is designed primarily for convenience stores. The N10 features a smaller, flexible antenna that places a
The 2015 Local Shop Report has revealed the vital contribution that local shops make, both to the UK economy and the consumers who rely on them. Published today, the report offers new information about the value that local shops provide their
Store numbers across the convenience channel continue to rise, with many groups and retailers adding a considerable number of new sites over the latest 12 months, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media.
The ACS’s 2014 Local Shop Report has revealed the vital contribution that local shops make to the UK economy and the investment in services that continues to drive growth in the sector. Published today, the report offers new information about the
Convenience stores driving growth on Britain’s high streets, research by Southampton University finds
The Association of Convenience Stores has welcomed new research from Southampton University, outlining the crucial role that convenience stores are playing in the nation’s recovery. The report suggests despite pressure from out of town retailers and online shopping, many high streets
One fifth of high street shops affected by administration in last five years remain vacant, Deloitte shows
Just 20% of high street shops affected by 27 high profile administrations since 2009 are still vacant, according to new research from Deloitte, the business advisory firm. Using Local Data Company (LDC) data on nearly 5,900 shops, Deloitte’s analysis shows
Online retail delivery specialist DPD is to launch a new cost effective returns service in association with Hermes’ ParcelShop network. Homecall Returns will launch today (7 October 2013) and will provide DPD customers with a local, convenient returns service utilising
Morrisons has opened its 50th M local store, creating 1,000 new jobs so far across the UK, with more on offer in areas including Walton-On-Thames, Littlehampton and Cirencester. The opening of the 50th Morrisons M local in Derby is a
Pure play sports retailer Wiggle has partnered with CollectPlus, the UK’s largest store-based parcel delivery and returns service, to offer its customers a click and collect delivery option. Wiggle has used the CollectPlus returns service since 2011 and its customers can take
High streets are likely to be hit hard by plain packaging for cigarettes and tobacco products and 6,400 convenience stores could shut down. That’s according to a new report commissioned by Philip Morris, which looks at the potential impact of the
CollectPlus, the company that provides a parcel delivery and returns service through convenience stores, supermarkets and garages, reports it has now signed up 5,000 stores in its network. According to the company, 87% of the UK’s online shoppers are within
British shoppers’ spend in local stores is almost on a par with the high street supermarkets, according to new research released by PayPoint. The study of 22,000 shoppers, conducted by him!, revealed local stores are now seeing 18p in every pound,
Plusfood is targeting its CHIXXS brand of frozen chicken snacks at convenience stores following a listing in wholesaler Palmer & Harvey. According to the company, the brand will bring innovation to time poor consumers who are looking for tasty, quality