Convenience retail within the UK has seen vast amounts of change over the last 12 months, with this expected to continue throughout 2018.
Tesco’s merger with Booker has strengthened their position within the sector, as have Co-op with their acquisition of Nisa. These are just two examples of changes that have added to the challenges posed to other symbol groups and independent retailers looking for growth and stability in a fluctuating sector.
Now, more so than ever, it is vital that retailers have a clear selling point that differentiates themselves from competition and they remain ahead and adapt to trends to maximise opportunities. This will act as a clear footfall driver, giving them the prospect of larger basket size and spend through cross-selling into other categories and services.
But what about our European counterparts? Are they seeing the same amount of change and disruption? What can we learn from their approach to convenience retailing? HIM’s own Val Kirillovs and Richie Bissett went on a mission to Dublin and Paris to find the best that convenience has to offer. Download our latest free whitepaper to understand the core differences between the two cities and key lessons that convenience retailers in the UK can take from our European friends.