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We visited 7-Eleven's first Lab store in the USA, where it is testing a number of new innovations which include a smoothie bar, growler refill station and Scan & Pay technology. 

South Korea’s convenience stores are an integral part of the country’s fast paced lifestyle. In this report, we showcase a collection of best practices from the country’s leading convenience store operators, which are 7-Eleven, CU, GS25 and Emart24.

We visited the independent Thornton's Budgens in Belsize Park, London. This report highlights how the retailer is committed to servicing its community and driving change for a sustainable future.

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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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National symbol group, Costcutter is using the value of the Co-op product range, available through its supply chain, to help bring new members to the group.  It is currently offering £1,000 worth of Co-op branded products free to retailers who join and start trading under the Costcutter fascia by 31 August.

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As well as offering delivery from convenience stores, on-demand restaurant delivery company, DoorDash, has launched dark convenience stores in the US, according to reports from Medium.com/HNGRY. Delivery of over 2,000 items DoorDash’s dark stores are used to fulfil pickup and delivery orders and, according to the report, are operating under “The Convenience Store” brand. Customers can choos...
The COVID-19 pandemic has been global, affecting all countries. However, its impact has been very different from one country to another, leading governments, manufacturers, and retailers to take a tailored and local approach. As we start to move into the post-COVID-19 world, it will be key for businesses to consider and understand these differences and local responses. International pandemic, ...
We round up the latest COVID-19 related news from Japan as retailers respond to changes in consumer trends and government policies. 1 July - plastic bag charge now mandatory On 1 July, the government made plastic bag fees mandatory across the country. Matsumoto KiYoshi and some other businesses such as Aeon had already been charging fees for plastic bags  since April . 25 May state of ...

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