Convenience Stores - UK - June 2019
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This report combines both market and consumer data along with key retailer metrics to give an overview of the UK convenience market.
Broadly speaking a convenience store (c-store) is a small-store grocery-focused retail format which is in effect complementary to grocery formats more geared towards large weekly shops, such as supermarkets and online channels. Conventionally, it offers a convenience service for people needing to undertake top-up shopping or make distress purchases. With the entrance of major grocers into the sector in recent years, with higher standards of fresh and chilled foods and trusted own-brands, the sector has become increasingly prominent in consumers’ last-minute meal shopping.
“Driven by continued shifts in grocery buying behaviour, a good summer and key events, the convenience sector is estimated to have enjoyed its strongest growth in three years in 2018. The year also saw consolidation, meaning the leading two players now control around half the market which will continue to add pressure to the smaller players in a diverse sector where growth opportunities are not evenly shared by all.”
– Nick Carroll, Associate Director of Retail Research
This Report will cover the following areas:
- Leveraging the ethical angle for c-stores
- Automated convenience
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