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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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Ok, I must admit I have had my tree up for two weeks already, I am Christmas fan and today I got to open my first advent calendar window. Here at IGD we share our thoughts on the tradition of advent calendars, how it has evolved and what our employees gave and received.

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Asda’s expansion into the convenience channel shows no signs of slowing down. Following the recent opening of its 100 th Asda Express store the retailer has announced plans to treble its convenience store presence in London by the end of March. Since its first London Asda Express opened in December 2022 , the retailer has brought the number up to eight stores. This will rapidly expand i...
During the pandemic, convenience retailers in Thailand adapted quickly to serve households with daily-use products. With the rebound of tourism and renewed optimism in the economy, Thai convenience retailers have continued to evolve their formats to differentiate themselves. 1. Unique experiences – Joyful shopping at Tops Daily Tops Daily has transformed the formats of its Tops Daily stores...
With network expansion not a priority for 7-Eleven in the saturated Japanese market, it is adopting new strategies in the area of AI technology and product offerings to drive sales in its stores. Generative AI to drive product innovation 7-Eleven Japan has built its own cloud-based IT system with generative AI from OpenAI, Stability AI and Google to collect data from customer sales, product...

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Overview of forecourts globally

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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 2028

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Gain a view of what future growth to expect and start building your long-term strategy with our retailer and market forecasts to 2028.