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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.

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.

Your guide to convenience retail globally

Best in class convenience stores from leading markets and retailers from around the world.

The future for forecourts in Europe

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

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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.

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Supermarket retailer Morrisons has agreed a deal with administrators to acquire McColl’s Retail Group following a failed attempt to prevent the convenience chain collapsing last week.  Having tabled an improved offer over the weekend Morrisons will now acquire McColl's as a going concern including all 1,165 McColl's stores.  Morrisons has become increasingly involved with the McColl’s business in...
According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Couche-Tard and EG Group could potentially merge, with the latter valued at around US$16bn. Where do the two businesses overlap? The convenience market in the U.S is highly fragmented, with approx. 150,000 stores trading. Couche-Tard is the second largest operator with about 7,150 sites, while EG has approx. 1,700 stores. The merger could he...
Providing a further update on its performance following the statement at the end of February, convenience retailer McColl’s has characterised its subsequent trajectory as ‘mixed’. After continued stronger trading in the the first half of March, it reports that business performance then weakened through the Easter period, impacted by reduced consumer spending and continued supply chain disruption ...

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