The convenience food market has grown rapidly over the years, the on-the-go or ready-to-eat food industry has boomed.
Convenience stores have increased throughout the UK with local retailers supplying everyday essentials. According to Lumina Intelligence the highest visiting frequency is for convenience markets at 2 visits per week compared to supermarkets of 1.8 visits per week.
The Co-op is one of the most well-known convenience stores across the UK. But there are thousands of independent and privately owned. On most areas around every town and city whether that is UK or international you will find a convenience store. Since the Pandemic more and more people are visiting these as they were local and had few people in. Now there is a huge push to support local businesses.