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Convenience Store (Magazine)

The market-leading fortnightly magazine for retailers in the convenience store industry - whether independent, affiliated to a symbol group or part of a chain. Convenience Store covers industry and business news, as well as retailer profiles and in-depth features on the 35-plus product categories sold through convenience stores.

  • Latest news, stimulating features, peer group advice and product ideas
  • Dear Jac - highly-rated retail advice and self-help column
  • Unique tours of successful, innovative and award-winning stores
  • C-Store Champions panel of leading retailers

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Latest industry news from Convenience Store (Magazine)


Over-50s opportunity for food service retailers highlighted

Convenience store retailers could do well to nurture their over-50s customers because this age group will increase in number, become wealthier, more active and more experimental than previous generations, new research from The NPD Group suggests.


More than 60% shopped in Aldi or Lidl in past three months

More than six in 10 shoppers visited either Aldi or Lidl in the past three months, according to the latest Kantar Worldpanel data.


EuroMillions draw expected to deliver "sales frenzy"

A staggering £136m is up for grabs in tomorrow’s [Friday] National Lottery EuroMillions draw, promising “a sales frenzy” at convenience stores, Camelot UK Lotteries, the licensed operator, has claimed.


Co-op Group cautious despite robust sales growth

The Co-operative Group has posted robust first half sales growth, but is bracing itself for “fiercer” competition in the convenience sector as food inflation continues to hit customer spending power.


Global call to standardise food date labels by 2020

A network of 400 of the world’s largest manufacturers and retailers have issued a call to action to standardise food date labels globally by 2020 in a bid to slash food waste.


Costcutter launches new ‘Meal for Tonight’ campaign

Costcutter has launched a ’Meal for Tonight’ campaign, to help retailers increase basket-spend.


ACS raises concerns over tobacco 'track and trace' plans

The Association of Convenience Stores has raised concerns about the impact on retailers of proposals to track the progress of legitimate tobacco products through the supply chain.


More shoppers turning to own brand amid rising prices

The rising cost of household groceries has seen an increasing number of consumers purchasing supermarket own-label products rather than branded equivalents, according to Nielsen.


Retailers get set to attract student spend

Retailers in university cities are looking to attract new students during Freshers’ Week with a combination of availability, fresh food, home products and cutting-edge technology.


MPs relaunch inquiry into reducing bottle waste

Parliament has turned its attentions once again to reducing waste created by disposable coffee cups and plastic bottles, which the Association of Convenience Stores has warned could result in a deposit return scheme.

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