Fresh drives top-up credibility
30 September 2014
, From Convenience Store
Two weeks ago saw the release of the 2014 ACS Local Shop Report, which looks at the state of the convenience channel from the perspective of those people at the heart of it, the retailers, writes him!’s Blake Gladman. As an industry barometer it paints a positive picture of the growth of the channel, but if we were to rewind 10 years the convenience store of then would be very different. Categories such as tobacco, newspapers, confectionery and crisps would have been the bedrock of many a successful business, and the competition would most likely be out of town rather than on the doorstep.