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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.

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 UK convenience market 2022

Channel performance in another turbulent year as pandemic gives way to cost-of-living crisis.

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Leading UK convenience retailer, Co-op has announced that its partnership with the robot delivery provider, Starship Technologies has now been extended to Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Operating from Co-op’s store at Meadow Vale in the Outwood district of the town, the service will now be available to some 6,500 households in the area, providing a tailored range available to order through the Starship app.

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Major UK convenience retailer Co-op now has almost 1,000 stores offering delivery service through the Just Eat platform. Following a trial phase launched in December 2022, Co-op’s partnership with Just Eat has been rolled out rapidly as part of the retailers stated ambition to increase the penetration of delivery from its stores alongside existing partnerships with Deliveroo and Uber Eats. Tar...
In our 2023 Global convenience trends report, we identified ‘Flexing the product mix for profitability’ as one of our five key trends shaping the convenience channel this year. Convenience retailers are investing to develop their product offers. Food-to-go, ready-to-eat and food-for-later ranges are becoming more diverse, both from a pricing and mission perspective. We look at some ex...
Co-op wholesale distribution subsidiary, Nisa has set out its goal to recruit 400 new stores to its network by the end of 2023. Currently Nisa has 2,480 stores in supply trading under Nisa or independent fascias, as well as over 1,400 Costcutter stores supplied under contract. Strong start to the year with 130 stores already recruited Amongst the stores already added to the Nisa network in ...

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Co-op Trade Briefing from IGD

Thursday 14 September 2023

The Co-op leadership team welcomes you back to Manchester Central for the Co-op Trade Briefing from IGD with the progress on its Pure Convenience strategy that puts customers and missions at the heart of everything it does.

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How you can grow in the convenience channel

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The convenience channel’s global outlook

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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