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May 9, 2024
The Secret Weapon to Bigger Profits

How challenger brands make better ranges and bigger profits Challenger brands have one thing in common – the best ones shake up the categories they operate in, fulfilling a consumer need that most onlookers did not even know existed. Retailers have been quick to cash in on challenger brands while their mainstream competitors often take […]

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April 15, 2024
The health ingredients driving convenience store sales and profits

What growing health ingredients should you be offering? Becoming healthier is top of the agenda for many consumers. In fact, more than three in five say they would like to change their diet to make it healthier, according to a poll by the Food Standards Agency.  Within this, 68% agreed they would like to eat […]

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March 22, 2024
Exploring the Power of Gut Health with Fix8 Kombucha

Gut Health – NOW is the time. Gut Health is a HOT topic right now.  Not surprising when the quality of your gut health dictates everything from your mood to your energy to your skin, and even libido! According to leading gut health expert Tim Spector, gut health is the most exciting area of human […]

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March 13, 2024
Focus on Gen Z: Engaging with the next generation and the ‘cool brands’ they’re stocking

Gen Z want one thing: convenience. “This generation want quick service; they aren’t really interested in price. If you make a mistake or deliver bad service, they’ll likely go elsewhere,” says Faraz Iqbal, owner of Premier Linktown Local in Kirkcaldy, Fife. Part of offering more convenience is understanding that card and mobile payments are essential. […]

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February 29, 2024
Stock Sustainable Brands & Boost Profits: Top Lines & Expert Advice for Retailers

While retailers have been dedicated to making their businesses more environmentally friendly through LED lights and installing doors on chillers, many are missing a key ingredient: sustainable brands.

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January 10, 2024
What independent retailers are stocking to help shoppers make healthier choices

The start of the year is typically seen by shoppers as an opportunity to make lifestyle changes and live healthier. An estimated 28 million consumers choose to lose weight or make healthier choices. Healthier products are a huge opportunity for convenience stores. With higher margins available across fresh produce and premium prices on high-end snacks, […]

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December 29, 2023
Providing for Consumer Resolutions in January and Throughout the Year

Striving for a better lifestyle is an ongoing journey. However, the beginning of a new year often serves as a fresh start and a clean slate, motivating people to take action towards better thinking and better habits, making resolutions to be fitter and healthier or do more for the planet and begin living eco-consciously. That […]

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December 29, 2023
Nourishing the Green Palate: Making the Most of Veganuary

In today’s world, consumers are increasingly mindful of their daily choices, and the adoption of a plant-based lifestyle is gaining traction. As of 2023, approximately 1.4 million people in the UK have embraced a plant-based lifestyle, Gen Z leads the charge with research indicating that 43% are considering reducing or eliminating meat from their diets. […]

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December 29, 2023
Macro-Led Snacking: Meeting the Needs of a Fitness-Focused Customer

The Macro-Led Lifestyle An increasing number of consumers are prioritising their health to get fit. Shoppers who are already nailing their workout and are getting serious about their goals have likely discovered the secret to maximising their gains and overall well-being, a macro-lead diet. The macro-lead lifestyle places emphasis on balancing proteins, fats, and carbohydrates within […]

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December 15, 2023
How to Engage Gen Z Shoppers in Today's Stores

Gen Z is the future of convenience stores. In fact, according to figures from Convenience Store News’ 2023 Shopper Study, one third of its Gen Z respondents said they visited convenience stores more frequently in the past year, compared to 17% of Gen X respondents who were surveyed. To build upon this and drive younger […]

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