Half and half and nearly square

A new rectangular wrap made with half wholegrain flour is Warburtons’ latest health-related innovation. Following the development of its Half & Half bread, and...

Spirit gift packs in c-store exclusive

A gift pack of Grant’s whisky and six collectable glasses is being offered to the c-store sector. The glasses reflect the history of the...

Kingfisher nests with Heineken

STARTING this autumn, Heineken will take over the brewing of Kingfisher beer in the UK. The German giant will also handle the Indian brand’s...

Delivering every day – essential bread & milk

Welcome to SG’s annual quickfire guide to stats, trends, opinions and advice on the key categories that help c-stores succeed BREAD and milk may be...

Home comforts – planned nights in

Stats show consumers are still choosing staying in rather than going out. But retailers say these days a big-night-in strategy has to be about...

The price of confidence – PMP’s

IT seems hard to imagine but there was a time when price-marked packs were few and far between in c-stores. In the days before...

Convenience fuel – essential soft drinks

Though growth has slowed compared to the stellar performance of last year, soft drinks still provide massive turnover for c-stores AS the figures quoted in...

Finding the best way to chill

Test the effect and make your refrigeration choice CHILLED food and drink products are becoming ever more important for c-stores but at the same time...

The sweet life – confectionery

• Consumers frequently tell researchers that confectionery is one of the main reasons they visit c-stores • But confectionery is also one of the most impulsive of...

Soft drinks value touching £10bn

AT first glance, the latest in the series of Britvic Soft Drinks Reviews seems to suggest the brands that fill drinks chillers across the...

Holders to take a drinks refresher

It might seem difficult to believe but it’s nearly time for the first succsessful Personal Licence Holder trainees to carry out their refresher training....
Mark Thomson, Kantar Worldpanel

Hello honey monster – sweet spreads

WHEN it comes to choosing what to spread on our toast, we Scots want jam today, and perhaps other things tomorrow – especially honey...

Serving up hot stuff – essential FTG

SOME of the most experienced researchers covering the convenience retail industry are convinced we’ll see major changes soon. One of the predictions is that...

Dessert essence – essential indulgence

CONFECTIONERY may provide everyday treats but – with staying in now having virtually replaced going out in many households – there’s a place for...

Serving the big night bar – essential drinks

Big nights in have provided opportunities for c-stores in many product categories. It means the beers, wines and spirits section is going through...

Dark opportunities – essential tobacco

• Cigarettes and tobacco purchase is one of the top reasons to visit a c-store • Many smokers buy their cigarettes, cigars and tobacco in stores that...