Forgot Password?

Convenience Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Convenience Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.120 | Mar 2017

Inconvenient conditions: Rising wages and purchase costs will limit revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Convenience Stores market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Booker Group plc Booker Group plc market share
Nisa Retail Limited Nisa Retail Limited market share
Spar (UK) Limited Spar (UK) Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Purchase to read more
Purchase to read more
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Convenience Stores industry sells an extensive selection of products, including chilled food, tobacco, frozen products, toiletries and various other household goods. Industry establishments fall into two categories: non-affiliated independent retailers and symbol group-affiliated franchises. Over the five years through 2016-17, industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.8%. Changes in consumers’ purchasing habits, particularly in terms of top-up shopping, have laid the foundations for this growth. However, supermarkets have begun opening smaller mini supermarkets, which operate in almost direct competition with convenience stores... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter


Tobacco products include cigarettes, cigars, rolling tobacco and related paraphernalia. IBISWorld estimates that 20.1% of industry revenue comes from sales of tobacco products. However, as smoking rates decline and taxation on tobacco products increases, this product segment is likely to generate progressively less operating profit for operators. Despite this, tobacco is expected to remain an important way of maintaining footfall, which helps to contribute towards impulse purchases.

Chilled food

Chilled food is estimated to generate 13% of industry revenue. Chilled food includes products such as ready meals, cheese, yoghurt and cured and processed meat. Con.. purchase to read more


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Convenience Stores Industry?

Convenience stores offer a wide variety of goods including tobacco, groceries and magazines. For a convenience store to be defined as such it must satisfy the following criteria: the size of the establishment must be under 3,000 square feet, it must not be subject to restricted opening hours under the Sunday Trading Act and it must not be positioned on a petrol station forecourt or centrally managed by a supermarket chain.

Industry Products
TobaccoChilled foodBeers, wine and spiritsTinned and packaged foodMilk and soft drinksFruit and vegetablesBread and bakery goods
Industry Activities
Selling bakery goodsSelling canned and packaged grocery itemsSelling chilled and frozen foodSelling confectionerySelling savoury snacksSelling fruit and vegetablesSelling soft drinksSelling alcoholic beveragesSelling tobacco

View Sample
Select Clients