Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Consumers like to shop for fewer products more frequently

Whilst in the past, consumers shopped for groceries once or twice a week, typically sacrificing some of their free time, the trend has radically changed, and this is expected to continue in the forecast period. The typical consumers of convenience stores are young, active adults who shop for groceries daily, and whose demand is evolving.

Private label expands in convenience stores

2018 saw the acquisition of Nisa by The Co-operative. As a result, Nisa convenience stores have started to sell The Co-operative’s private label products.

The physical expansion of convenience stores slows down

During the review period, the number of convenience stores increased at a rapid pace, as both small and large players increased their investment and operations. In 2017 and 2018, physical expansion ceased as the channel showed signs of maturity.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Tesco leads and drives innovation in convenience stores

Tesco remained the leader in convenience stores in value terms in 2018. Whilst its number of stores remained fairly constant in 2018, value sales increased.

Independent retailers struggle as large symbol groups consolidate

In January 2018, the merger between Tesco and the largest UK wholesaler Booker Group was completed with a GBP4.0 billion transaction.

Franchising becomes the new means to achieve physical expansion

Convenience stores expanded rapidly over the review period, and it has become increasingly difficult to find new locations at competitive prices. To overcome this limitation, Sainsbury’s is exploring the possibility of offering franchise deals to independent retailers in a view to expand its footprint to convenient locations such as shopping centres and city centres, which have become otherwise inaccessible.

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Convenience Stores in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Consumers like to shop for fewer products more frequently
Private label expands in convenience stores
The physical expansion of convenience stores slows down

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Tesco leads and drives innovation in convenience stores
Independent retailers struggle as large symbol groups consolidate
Franchising becomes the new means to achieve physical expansion

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Convenience Stores: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Convenience Stores GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Convenience Stores GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Convenience Stores LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Convenience Stores Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Tough trading hits non-grocery retailers
The dynamism of grocery retailing
Automation: the next stage of omnichannel retailing
Is chemists/pharmacies the next casualty of the high street?
Internet retailing is set to mature, with Amazon strengthening its position

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2018
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Valentine's Day
Mothering Sunday
Easter
Back to school
Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Cyber Weekend
Christmas
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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