UK Convenience Market

As renowned experts we can help you navigate the complex and fragmented convenience shopping channel. Our clients have access to a database growing at over 50,000 customer interviews per year, with advanced dashboards and custom analysis tools available to power your business decision-making. Our data comprehensively captures the market and shopper trends that are critical to any business looking to grow share in this high growth channel

Robust market and shopper data
Including market sizing and intelligence on key retailers, plus in-depth shopper and consumer insights
Unparalleled depth
Continuous data collection powered by the UK’s largest convenience study of 50,000 shoppers per annum
Full channel coverage
Data coverage across symbol retail, managed store groups, forecourts and independents at both sub-channel and fascia level
Category purchase and consumption
Category and brand-level data available across core categories spanning impulse, alcohol, tobacco & vape, 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

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?…