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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.

Strategic outlook for Seven & i Holdings

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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I made a quick stop at the Co-op store while at Glastonbury Festival to see how it has adapted its offer to attendees’ specific needs. The retailer has a long-standing presence at festivals since opening its first in 2018 as part of a partnership with event organiser Live Nation, with subsequent versions, including the one I visited, taking learnings from previous versions.

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7-Eleven opens its first ever beachfront store in Singapore, in partnership with Tiger- Beer to reimagine convenience shopping with a refreshing twist.   Source: (7-Eleven Singapore Facebook) Beachfront Store in Singapore The new store, in partnership with Tiger Beer, will be a beachfront store at Palawan Beach, Sentosa. Apart from eye-catching aesthetics that would make for a gre...
As Auchan Hungary and Portugal focus on sustainability initiatives, Auchan Romania focuses on its new MyAuchan shopping experience at petrol stations. Auchan Portugal improves private label packaging   Auchan claims in 2021 it reached its target of using 90% of reusable, recyclable/ compostable on private label packaging and developed 10 eco-design projects for product packaging. Auchan ...
Meeting in person for the first time since 2019, the annual Blakemore Trade Partners trade show and conference at the Telford International Centre took the title ‘New World: New Opportunities’; flagging the changed realities of UK grocery retailing in the post-pandemic era. On the conference platform we heard from a line-up of speakers spanning independent SPAR retailers, AF Blakemore itself, SPA...

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