Local Store Shopping
The top five grocery multiples in the UK account for around £1
in every £3 spent in UK retailers. As a result, they are a dominant
presence in our lives, with some generating a healthy level of
allegiance. Indeed, it is not uncommon, for example, for a consumer
to classify themselves as a 'Waitrose shopper' or a 'Sainsbury's
Despite the dominance of the big five grocers, there is more to
the grocery retailing scene in the UK.
Local store shopping is a broad term, covering a variety of
retail businesses meeting convenience needs. It includes formats
that have evolved from corner-shops and neighbourhood food stores
to specialist, purpose-built mini-supermarkets.
This review considers how these different types of businesses
are used by shoppers and assesses their prospects in the context of
ongoing expansion of convenience stores operated by major grocery
companies which are also in the business of convenient retailing,
especially major stores trading 24 hours a day.
This report looks at the following five key interrelated
- Local and convenience stores
- Online shopper
- Petrol forecourts
- Loyalty cards
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