UK Convenience Market

We are forecasting the convenience market will grow by +8% in 2020, as renowned experts we can help you navigate this complex and fragmented channel. Using advanced analytics, robust market analysis and over 50,000 face to face and online interviews, our data comprehensively captures the market and shopper trends that are critical to any business looking to grow share in this competitive channel.

Robust market and shopper data
Including market sizing and intelligence on key retailers, plus in-depth shopper and consumer insights
20,000 face to face interviews
Continuous data collection powered by the UK’s largest fast-to face convenience study of 20,000 shoppers
17 fascias
Collected from 17 convenience fascias across symbols, managed, forecourts and independents
37 categories
Data covering 37 FMCG shopping categories across impulse, alcohol, tobacco, news, grocery and household

Convenience solutions

Grocery Data Index – Retailer Rankings

Authoritative market sizing data tracking the performance of grocery operators, providing market rankings based on retailer turnover and outlet numbers, segmented by sub-channels.

Convenience Tracking Programme

The authority on the complex and fragmented UK convenience market, supporting suppliers and retailers with data, forecasting, retailer analysis and path to purchase insight.

Wholesale data and insight solutions

Our solutions cover retail and foodservice operator benchmarking, behavioural insight, digital expertise and consultative support to help you navigate the complex UK wholesale sector.

Discover how DCS Group is utilising our extensive market and shopper data

DCS Group subscribes to our Convenience Tracking Programme (CTP) due to the extensive data and insights provided on the convenience market, as well as the consistent tracking of the changing shopper behaviour during coronavirus lockdown.

LATEST NEWS from our blog

Five key take-outs from The Convenience Conference 2020

The Convenience Conference 2020 came to a fitting end last week, with experts from, Lumina Intelligence and The Grocer discussing the future for UK convenience retail. Blonnie Whist, Ronan Hegarty and Aidan Fortune discussed mergers and acquisitions, technology and health. Prior to this session, we heard from some brilliant and inspiring speakers across 8 different sessions, from brands such as Coca Cola European Partners, Nisa, Post Office, Midcounties Co-operative, Company Shop, Snappy Shopper, McColl’s and SPAR. All of these sessions are available on demand for you to watch at a time that suits. In the meantime, here are five…

How has consumer behaviour impacted convenience store baskets?

Throughout lockdown, consumers have depended more on convenience stores for products they are unable to find elsewhere, as well as for quick top-ups as they limit their time outdoors. Chilled dairy has benefitted significantly here, appearing in 35% of Convenience shopper’s baskets under lockdown, a 70% increase since February.  With 58% of consumers now working from home and daily routines having undergone significant shifts, nearly half of consumers say they are now snacking more frequently.  Crisps and snacks have benefitted here, while there is an opportunity for retailers in stocking bigger pack sizes.   Which products have benefitted under lockdown?…