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  1. The rise of mobile apps and their impact on convenience

    Smart phone ownership in the UK has leaped from 52% to 81% in 4 years, with levels expected to rise an additional 2-4% in the following 12 months. With users spending 90% of their time on apps compared to the mobile web, what benefits can they offer shoppers and what impact could it have on the convenience channel?

  2. Young and female shoppers drive rapid Free From growth in convenience stores

    With 16% of UK consumers identifying as having a food intolerance, as well as ample resources now being available for more shoppers to self-diagnose themselves, ‘Free From’ products need to be considered as part of a core range in convenience outlets...

  3. What are the opportunities from Tesco buying Booker?

    Booker, the UK’s biggest food wholesaler has agreed to a deal which will see Tesco, the UK's largest supermarket chain, take over the group.

  4. Tailor range recommendations

    The same shopper can behave very differently in an urban vs rural vs transient store...

  5. Create impactful displays approved by shoppers

    Did you know 2-in-3 shoppers don’t notice any POS in a convenience store? Before rolling out new fixtures, one leading confectionery supplier want to understand which of their five possible solutions was going to have maximum impact in-store.

  6. Use shopper knowledge to gain new listings

    A leading soft drinks supplier was hitting a wall in terms of getting listing at a major supermarket...

  7. Maximise the power of your field sales force

    Independent retailers tell us that sales reps are one of their preferred ways to keep in touch with wholesalers and suppliers, but building and maintaining an effective sales force is a costly and time consuming job.

  8. Success through collaboration

    In a fairy tale world, retailers and suppliers would all work happily together in harmony, creating a stress-free, innovative and inspiring retail environment with their shoppers’ needs at the very heart. Sounds good, doesn’t it?! But in real life we find that logistics, sales targets, time limitations often get in the way of that reality. That’s why it’s so inspiring to be to have recently been involved with a true industry collaboration...

  9. Virtual Store Tour: Your ticket to the best Food To Go outlets

    Sit back and relax whilst we take you on a journey to the conveinence stores and food to go outlets getting it right!

  10. Put your hands up for the Women in Wholesale

    This week, Jill Livesey, MD at him! joined 14 other women who know a thing or two about the wholesale sector to share experiences and opinions...

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