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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 UK convenience market 2022

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

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On 24 January, Amazon opened an new format Amazon Fresh store in Croydon and on 26th January, it opened another new format Amazon Fresh store in Monument, London.

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Morrisons has updated its investors on full year trading for the 52 weeks ending 30 October 2022, noting that “ with continued high food inflation, rising interest rates, an ongoing cost of living crisis and the war in Ukraine set to enter its second year, there is a continuing sense of uncertainty in consumer sentiment .” Group revenue for the year was up 2.2% to £18.4 bn, from £18.0 bn last ...
Major UK wholesale business A.F. Blakemore, and the biggest distributor within the UK’s SPAR retail network, has appointed Carol Welch as CEO to replace Jerry Marwood; who has held the role for the last 11 years and is leaving to focus on consultancy and non-executive directorships. New CEO joins from ODEON Cinemas Group For the last six years Carol Welch has been managing director UK & Ire...
Circle K is testing a new loyalty programme in Western Canada. VIP Premium Pass provides subscribers with access to excusive promotions. Sign-up required to access promotional details Customers can join the program by visiting a dedicated website or scanning a QR code in-store. The sign-up process is simple, only requiring a phone number and a confirmation text. After joining, members can tak...

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5-year forecasts to 2027

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