Next step in convenience store home delivery

December 2, 2020Retail

**Guest Blog** – Taking Convenience store home delivery to a new level We’re delighted to have David Rees, convenience industry commentator and former editor of Convenience Store magazine for over 15 years, write a guest blog on what he sees as one of the biggest opportunities to come out of 2020. Often referred to as … Read More

Low and No in Convenience stores

December 2, 2020Retail

Is Low and No really an opportunity in Convenience? In a year where you might assume many will turn to alcohol, the low and no category continues to grow exponentially. Sales of low- and no-alcohol drinks are up 30% year-on-year in the off-trade. According to Nielsen, the category as a whole is now worth £188m … Read More

Changing beer drinking habits

November 11, 2020Consumer, Hospitality, Retail

Lockdown is changing the longer-term habits of beer enthusiasts New research shows that beer enthusiasts are more open to trying new and different beers than ever. 91% having tried a beer that they’d never consumed before in the last two months alone. Beer drinking habits are changing. Feedback from 800+ craft & modern beer consumers … Read More

Predictions for Convenience

September 10, 2020Retail

Predictions for UK Convenience Predictions of future behaviours or future economic growth and development can be a fool’s game. Many an hour spent in economics lectures at University would testify to that. You can model previous trends and calculate the most likely outcomes, but one thing always seems to get in the way – life. … Read More

The new ‘Big Night In’

July 21, 2020Retail

The ‘Big Night In’ reimagined The lockdown may have been designed to keep us apart but in many respects, it has bought us closer together. Nights out down the pub were replaced with nights in, in front of a screen. Catch-ups, quizzes, birthday parties, dates and even weddings have been taking place online as Britain’s … Read More

Retaining new customers

May 18, 2020Retail

No1 priority for convenience retail: retaining new customers There is no shortage of predictions, advice, insights about what the ‘new normal’ or ‘life post lockdown’ might look like. At KAM we’ve had some absolutely fascinating interviews with a range of convenience experts over the last few weeks, as part of the Convenience Talks series. Many … Read More

The new normal for retail

May 4, 2020Retail

What is the ‘new normal’ for food and grocery retail? Last week, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab stated that the UK must find a ‘new normal’ to ease lockdown. Ultimately meaning that social distancing will remain for some time following on from any loosening of the current restrictions. We’re all aware how much the world has … Read More

Convenience post lockdown

May 4, 2020Retail

Massive price war predicted for convenience retail post-lockdown Convenience retail consultant, Scott Annan, founder of the Independent Retailer Owners Forum, has made several eye-opening predictions, in an interview with KAM Media. The interview is part of Consumer Talks, a series of 10 minute interviews with convenience industry thought-leaders focusing on how to survive and thrive … Read More

Social distancing in stores

March 27, 2020Retail

How can stores get social distancing right From a distance there is harmony and it echoes through the land. It’s the voice of hope, it’s the voice of peace, it’s the voice of every man. I will never question the wisdom of Bette Midler again, as she may just be a prophet for our troubled … Read More

UK Convenience and Corona

March 19, 2020Retail

Some press are reporting that, convenience stores are now the backbone of our communities. They’ve been there all along, my friend. For those of us close to the industry, who work in or with convenience retailers, and the millions of shoppers who regularly rely on their local convenience store, it will come as no surprise … Read More