Convenience news

08 October 2020
Trade press reports have revealed that Booker is launching a Jack’s discount store concept to add to its stable of symbol fascias, which includes Premier, Londis, Budgens and Family Shopper.  This development comes in the wake of the launch of Jack’s branded private label products through Booker, Tesco’s wholesale arm, in September.  The brand was originally developed as part of the Jack’s discou...
08 October 2020
Healthiful is a health-focused food store that first opened as a shop-in-shop in a Tops supermarket at CentralPlaza Chaengwattana. The retailer has just launched a new stand-alone store that includes a café under the Healthiful banner. Cafe designed to attract health-conscious group Source: Central Food Retail The cafe offers a wide range of health...
08 October 2020
Latest IGD research based on a survey of leading retailers, supplemented with data from The Retail Data Partnership on symbols and independents, indicates that sales in the UK convenience sector grew by 10.7% in the six months to June 2020.  However, while all segments of the sector benefited from the changed shopper behaviour that saw people focused on shopping locally and spending more in sm...
06 October 2020
Co-op has revamped its membership scheme, including offering more personalised offers with the aim of providing more value to new and existing customers. 150% more savings for top spending customers Co-op said that its top spending customers are now able to save almost 150% more with the new membership scheme. This amounts to a total of £187.98 a year, achieved through utilising the biggest...
06 October 2020
Costa Express, the leading UK coffee vending operation, has launched mobile-enabled ordering across its national network of 8,400 machines, allowing customers to avoid needing to touch the machines when placing an order.  To date ordering has been by touchscreen, regarded by some as a potential coronavirus infection risk. Capability integrated into Costa Coffee Club app The remote ordering ...
02 October 2020
As Eroski and its cooperative members announce developments we round up the news from the organisation. Vegalsa-Eroski’s positive 2019 results Vegalsa-Eroski announced an increase in sales of 3.1% in 2019, taking its sales to €1.1 bn. During the period, Vegalsa-Eroski invested €21.4m in its store network. The retailer said it ended 2019 with 266 stores, made up of: Five Eroski hyperma...
01 October 2020
The regional SPAR wholesaler for the north of England, James Hall & Co, has launched a store on Lancaster University’s campus. Serving a range of student missions The store, which was previously an independently owned SPAR store since 1995, has been refurbished by James Hall & Co. Following the full store refurbishment, the store caters to a range of needs and missions. The range includ...
28 September 2020
In response to more consumers staying at home, retailers in Japan are investing more in their online grocery offer. Convenience stores expanding into delivery In May 2020, Lawson expanded the scope of stores offering the Uber Eats food delivery service to include some stores in 10 prefectures across Japan. Lawson started offering the delivery service in August 2019, initially within Tokyo. ...
28 September 2020
7-Eleven in Taiwan has partnered with a restaurant and a hotel to offer freshly cooked meals at one of its stores. Advance ordering meal service 7-Eleven has launched a meal service at its Dongxing Road store in Taipei. Customers can order boxed meals prepared by Regent Taipei chefs and restaurant Su/food. Orders can be picked up from the 7-Eleven store on the same or following day. The ...
25 September 2020
As Albert Heijn puts further efforts to spotlight its low prices and looks to attract new shoppers to its ecommerce operations, we round up news from the retailer. Albert Heijn tests delivery service for small households Albert Heijn is testing a new delivery service for small households with the launch of an app called AH Compact. The new delivery service is set to meet the needs of one an...