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David Jones is on a drive to bring an improved premium food offering to Australian consumers. We visited two of its first stores in Melbourne in early 2020 to better understand the offer and what the potential is for David Jones to inject innovation into the Australian convenience sector.

We look at the strategic priorities for Co-op, the UK’s largest consumer co-operative. Its heritage as a responsible retailer increasingly resonates with more socially conscious shoppers. Building on these core values, it is focusing on implementing strategies that will set it up for long term success and fulfil its vision to be ‘the number one convenience retailer in the UK’.

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, convenience chains in Japan have struggled. However, Lawson’s minimart format, Seijo Ishii, continues to trade strongly. We review its latest performance, in-store category best practice and supplier opportunities.   

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We look at the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our five global convenience trends we identified for 2020, with convenience channel forecasts and case studies from North America, Europe and Asia for inspiration.  

We look at how the UK convenience channel could change in a post Coronavirus (COVID-19) world.

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

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Asda has unveiled two new trial partnerships with leading brands, as it follows through on its 'test and learn' strategy to make stores more engaging to shoppers.

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Co-op have announced interim results for the first half of 2020* showing a 7.6% increase on last year.  This puts the retailer ahead of the forecasted 6.8% growth for the total UK food and grocery market in 2020 according to IGD's lastest channel forecasts . * 26 weeks to 4 July 2020 Highlights Revenue up 7.6%, driven by food and wholesale businesses Significant increase in co...
Mobile World Corporation, which operates a chain of convenience stores called Bach Hoa Xanh, will partner farmers to grow clean and vegetables for sale at its stores. 4K Farm project with experts The retailer will invest in a model of growing clean vegetables in 4K Farms with four criteria: No pesticides No growth agents No preservatives No genetically modified varieties ...
Gridserve the renewable energy business that plans to open more than 100 electric-only forecourts across the UK has announced the retailers it has partnered with to provide the complementary services on its sites.  As the construction of Gridserve’s first location, at Braintree in Essex, approaches completion it has been revealed that it will incorporate retail units supplied by Booths, WH Smith,...

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