Convenience Store

More exciting food-to-go products needed to help manufacturers and retailers break into the £2.3bn market opportunity

‘More exciting’ food-to-go products needed

By Helen Gilbert

Food manufacturers and independent convenience retailers are being urged to offer more exciting ‘food-to-go’ choices to avoid missing out on the £2.3bn business opportunity.

Morrisons is reportedly close to selling its convenience stores

Morrisons said to be close to convenience store sale

By Michael Stones

Morrisons is close to agreeing the sale of its M-Local convenience stores to investment group Greybull Capital, according to press reports, as Shore Capital warned the supermarkets’ convenience business had “reached its zenith”.

Up to 50 new jobs will eventually be created at the depot

Morrisons announces 50 jobs at new facility

By Nicholas Robinson

Morrisons has announced it will invest a “sizeable” amount of money to open a new 8,825m² distribution centre alongside its existing Bridgwater manufacturing site.

Symbol groups have the greatest share of convenience sales

Convenience will hit £49bn by 2019

By Rick Pendrous

The UK convenience store market is expected to increase in value to £49bn by 2019, growing by over 30% in the next five years from a current value of £37bn, according to the latest projections from grocery think tank IGD.

Symbol stores need a 'new recipe' to compete successfully with convenience stores operated by the multiples retailers: IGD

Symbol store own-label food quality needs to rise

By Rick Pendrous

Own-label food manufacturers need to raise the image and quality of products supplied to ‘symbol’ stores if they are to convince shoppers that they are as good as those offered by multiple supermarket chains.

Greencore's ceo Patrick Coveney welcomed

Greencore ‘off critical list’ in US after buying Schau

By Mike Stones

Chilled food manufacturer Greencore’s US business is “off the critical list” after its acquisition today (June 27) of US sandwich and sushi manufacturer HC Schau & Son, according to City analyst Investec Securities.


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