Convenience is getting fresh. It might even be getting healthy. It’s certainly sleeker and more streamlined than ever. And everything indie retailers need for an invigorating business workout will be at the National Convenience Show over three days in Birmingham later this month.
It could provide a much-needed fillip for indie c-stores. The Grocer’s Grocery Retail Structure 2015 revealed that while the overall number of c-stores in Britain has grown 1.5%, it’s the mults driving this as they muscle in on independent territory. Convenience multiple store number grew 10.6%, co-ops by 3.2% and symbols by 1.6%, while 0.7% of unaffiliated indie convenience stores closed.
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