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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.

The UK convenience market 2023

See how inflation-boosted performance drives another peak in sector growth.

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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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Our global analysts share their opinion on grocery retail news from across the globe.

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Morrisons has released its Q3 trading results for the 13 weeks ending 30 th July 2023 and appointed a new Chief Executive Officer Q3 results reveal continued like-for-like growth In its latest trading update, Morrisons revealed a fifth consecutive quarter of like-for-like sales improvement. Group like-for-like sales increased 2.9% (exc. fuel, exc. VAT), whilst total sales stood at £3.8 b...
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. Increased sales in hot beverages and morning hours Sales of hot drinks and high-calorie products experienced 50% growth compared to last year. Particularly, 7-Eleven’s ‘S...
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...

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