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Growth predicted for wholesale sector

SALES for UK grocery wholesalers rose 0.3% in 2015 to £30 bn, in spite of continued price deflation in retail, according to IGD. The research...

Food to go sales ready to soar

IGD expects on-the-go snacks and drinks to hit £16bn FOOD to go is one of the fastest-growing categories in food and drink retailing – in...

Sales grow but units slowing

C-stores will beat supermarkets while store expansion tails back CONVENIENCE store sales should see significantly more growth than supermarkets’ in the next five years but...
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IGD chief says it’s time for change

“People tell us they are faced with a promotional blizzard when buying groceries, so clearing the fog over pricing is a priority. People want...
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Delivered model to edge ahead of C&C?

IF Scotland’s and the rest of the UK’s wholesale and cash & carry firms thought life was competitive now there’s a lot more of...

Wales takes c-stores lead

SCOTLAND has lost its claim to having more convenience stores per head of population than any other part of the UK, according to new...
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Ready to look into the future

THE development of symbol groups by wholesaling companies and the use of new technologies and digital communications in wholesaling will both figure this month...
Symbol stores account for 41% of convenience retail sales but multiple c-stores are growing fastest.

C-stores set to reach £49bn

Symbols grow 5.1% as multiples outnumber indies The UK convenience retail market should be worth £49 billion by 2019, growing by over 30% over...
As competition intensifies,many symbol stores are likely to seek something that sets them apart from the c-stores of the supermarket giants. Branded food companies like Subway have been keen to sign up symbol store retailers as franchisees. Specialist retail research company him! found one in three consumers in its survey said a branded food operation would encourage them to visit a store more often.

Symbols set to change?

Much of the news on the symbol sector is still very positive. Forecasts for future trading and market share are robust. But symbol-branded shops...
Chris Cobb in his Keystore in Cults in Aberdeen. Having a Tesco and a large Cosutcutter nearby means he doesn’t sell as much bread and milk as might otherwise be the case. To be different, he brings in products from local specialist bakers, which do well. Confectionery and tobacco are big sellers.

Work out the critical lines

HOW do you define a c-store and which products and services should be considered essential to a typical convenience store’s existence? Well, the grocery industry...
Chocolate brand Cadbury has launched its first ever pre-Christmas TV advertising campaign. The eight-week burst runs until the festive season, The 60-second advert shows an entire street, wrapped in Cadbury branded paper, and runs during Coronation Street, the X Factor and other shows.

Christmas Brits set for £19bn food bill

UK shoppers are expected to spend £19bn on food and drink this festive season, according to industry group IGD. That would be a 3.9% increase...
IGD research found that many c-store shoppers wanted all fresh produce to be located at the front of stores. Many would also like healthy products to be grouped together.

The changing face of convenience

Almost one in 10 say they do a main shop in a c-store CONSUMER shopping behaviour is changing dramatically and it’s set to have a...
BRITAIN’S convenience stores are still showing growth that is outstripping the general grocery scene. And the country’s symbol stores are still storming ahead, according to industry research and education group IGD.

C-store boom set to run and run

BRITAIN’S convenience stores are still showing growth that is outstripping the general grocery scene. And the country’s symbol stores are still storming ahead, according...