Convenience Worldwide

Another 7-Eleven franchisee to face court over cash-back scheme

A Brisbane-based 7-Eleven franchisee is alleged to have dismissed a worker by removing him from the roster after he refused his employer’s request to repay an amount he had been paid. Balaji Australia Pty Ltd and current director and shareholder Madhav Ponnada will also face the Federal Circuit Court on …

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Convenience Worldwide: hurricanes hit US consumer confidence

In the wake of two historic back-to-back hurricanes that curtailed fuel supply and increased demand, consumers say that they are feeling less optimistic about the state of the economy, according to the latest National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) Consumer Fuels Survey. With fuel prices rising 30¢ during the 30-day …

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Convenience worldwide: Sainsbury’s launches click-and-collect at UK convenience stores

Customers will be able to pick up orders of goods from Sainsbury’s Argos and Tu subsidiaries from more than 100 Sainsbury’s Local stores in the UK by the end of 2017. One year after Sainsbury’s acquisition of Argos, customers will be able to order  online from the catalogue retailer and …

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Convenience worldwide: Morrisons to supply McColl’s in UK

UK supermarket chain Morrisons’ plans to supply McColl’s convenience stores and newsagents signal a firm commitment to move back into the convenience market, says GlobalData Senior Analyst Molly Johnson-Jones. Morrison’s MLocal stores were sold in 2015 following a failed effort to participate in the growing convenience market. Ms Johnson-Jones says …

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Chinese convenience shoppers state demands

New research from global market-intelligence agency Mintel shows that Chinese convenience shoppers are looking for quality, proximity and range of products as key points when choosing which store to shop at. Fifty-three per cent of surveyed convenience-store shoppers in China said product quality was a key factor in deciding which …

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International Convenience Retailer Awards celebrate innovation

Winners of the International Convenience Retailer of the Year and the European Convenience Retail Technology Award were announced at a gala event during the National Associations of Convenience Stores (NACS) Insight Convenience Summit–Europe in London on June 14. SPAR Natural won the NACS Insight 2017 International Convenience Retailer of the …

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Convenience worldwide: more UK outlets a sign of small-store appeal

The number of stores in the UK convenience sector has grown marginally over the past 12 months, increasing by 0.4 per cent, according to the latest data from IGD Retail Analysis and William Reed Business Media. “The increase in convenience-store numbers might be small, but it’s nevertheless a sign of …

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Convenience worldwide: US consumers choose fuelling locations based on food quality

US consumers are increasingly seeking out fuelling locations based on the quality of the food, according to a survey by the US National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). The survey results show that while fuel price is still the primary determinant in selecting a station, an increasing percentage of consumers …

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