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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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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
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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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Convenience Stores industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. However, industry value added (IVA), which measures the industry's contribution to GDP, is forecast to perform slightly weaker than the wider economy. Over the 10 years through 2021-22, IVA is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.2% while GDP is forecast to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period.

In line with an industry approaching saturation, operators are increasingly competing on price, with many becoming members of symbol groups to increase buying power. The decline in independent retailers coincides with a rise in competition from external operators. In .. purchase to read more


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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

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