convenience stores

A first store for The Food Warehouse in Northern Ireland

A first store for The Food Warehouse in Northern Ireland

Published on Apr 07th, 2020

Photo credit: www.newtownabbeytoday.co.uk /// Article source: Retail Gazette

The Food Warehouse has entered Northern Ireland for the first time with the opening of a flagship in County Antrim that has created 30 new jobs.

Boom in China’s convenience stores

Boom in China’s convenience stores

Published on Jun 20th, 2019

Convenience stores are spreading quickly across China. Sales reached over US$28 billion in 2017 – an increase of 23%. There are now around 100,000 convenience outlets across the country, making it the sector’s fastest growing retail model. In contrast with previous trends, many of these chains are now supplying imported and premium food products. Customers are attracted to convenience products, including ready-prepared fresh fruits and vegetables, which they perceive to be fresher and healthier than the goods traditionally sold in convenience stores.

Carrefour now has 70 convenience stores in Brazil

Carrefour now has 70 convenience stores in Brazil

Published on Jan 05th, 2017

Carrefour opened its 70th convenience store in Brazil on December 29.

Located in the upmarket district of Brooklin in Brazilian capital Sao Paulo, the new outlet is of the Carrefour Express format.

The French multinational retailer said in a press release the opening reinforces its investment “in a sector that offers customers improved levels of flexibility and comfort in shopping, focusing on a daily range of fresh and ready-to-consume items.”

Fresh produce sales on the rise in top Polish convenience chain

Fresh produce sales on the rise in top Polish convenience chain

Published on Nov 29th, 2016

Zabka Polska, the leading convenience store chain in Poland, now boasts fresh produce sales worth the equivalent of more than US$ 150 million In the last two years, its turnover from fresh fruit and vegetables has risen about 3-4% compared to in 2012/13.

And 2015 was a particularly good year, with Zabka’s fresh produce sales rising 6.2% on 2014 despite the Russian food embargo.

Its sales of apples, for example, increased by 4,000 tons, a gain of 15% on the previous year. And the chain expects to end 2016 having rung up 2-3% more in fruit and vegetable sales.

China’s love affair with online shopping and convenience stores

China’s love affair with online shopping and convenience stores

Published on Sep 06th, 2016

The penetration rate of convenience stores and online shopping in China has jumped to 32% and 38% respectively from last year’s 19% and 35%, according to a Nielsen report.

The global performance management company says in terms of sales and penetration, superstores and supermarkets are losing their market share to convenience stores and online platforms, as more and more people, especially the young, prefer to use these two emerging channels, which are more convenient.

Convenience and quality in Belarus

Convenience and quality in Belarus

Published on Jul 29th, 2016

"Our company operates through 70 Rublevskiy brand stores”, said Tatiana Petrashkevich, head of the import department.

“The first store was opened 15 years ago in Minsk, and since then we have continued to develop the convenience store format, opening new shops in Minsk and in other Belarusian cities”.

SPAR Portugal hits 100-store mark

SPAR Portugal hits 100-store mark

Published on Jul 04th, 2016

Within a decade of opening its first store, SPAR Portugal has reached the 100-store milestone, helping the feat along by opened four stores in one day in April this year.

And Spar says it has ongoing plans for expansion in the country, with warehouse expansion currently in progress to support it.

In a press release, SPAR Portugal said its goal is to develop a network of SPAR supermarkets throughout Portugal's mainland and islands.

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Carrefour to keep up brisk rate of convenience store openings

Carrefour to keep up brisk rate of convenience store openings

Published on Mar 21st, 2016

"Carrefour is consolidating its position as a multi-format international retailer and in 2016 will continue to open convenience stores at a swift pace in all countries." That's one of the key points the retailer lists in a section on the outlook for this year in recently published documents on its results for 2015.

The new face of grocery retail in Spain

The new face of grocery retail in Spain

Published on Nov 26th, 2015

Spain is slowly recovering, but its five years of economic recession have left a lasting impact on its retail sector and consumer behavior. Shoppers are now more price-conscious and retailers have had to adapt to the increasing importance of convenient locations and the incipient threat from low-cost retail formats.Those are among the observations in a new USDA GAIN

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