26 August 2014
, From Convenience Store
Retailers may want to be on the cutting edge of production innovation, so what's holding them back? In a survey of 100 independent and symbol retailers conducted by him! for Convenience Store in May this year, 54% of retailers said the main reason for not stocking a new product or promotion was down to having limited space in their stores.
When asked which category they would would be giving more space to over the next year, alcohol was the most popular with 41% looking to focus on it more. Next was soft drinks (32%) and then chilled foods (13%). Some 11% planned to give more space to confectionery and snacks, while 6% want to increase fruit and veg.