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Convenience worldwide: SPAR Guangdong’s flagship convenience store

A SPAR convenience store in Guangdong province in southern China is outperforming SPAR’s larger-sized supermarkets in the region. SPAR Futongzizaicheng is located in Dongguan City’s Guancheng district, where newly built compounds have been erected in an old residential area, creating a melting pot of both traditional and modern cultures. The …

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Convenience Worldwide: Circle K’s first full-service franchise opportunities in Canada

The Circle K convenience-store brand has been franchised in Canada for the first time, with the offer initially targeting the Ontario province. The brand is owned by one of the world’s largest convenience-store retailers, Couche-Tard. The new Circle K franchise locations will complement Couche-Tard’s nearly 10,000 stores in North America, …

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Convenience worldwide: UK’s food-to-go sector on the rise

The UK’s food-to-go sector will be worth £23.5 billion by 2022, up from £17.4 billion in 2017, according to IGD, as shoppers’ preference for eating on the move shows no signs of slowing down. IGD’s food-to-go research splits the market into five segments: food-to-go specialists, quick-service restaurants (QSRs), coffee specialists, …

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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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