Convenience shoppers that use delivery spend far more reports Lumina


Convenience shoppers who use delivery buy and spend far more than shoppers in store, according to the Lumina Intelligence UK Convenience Market Report 2021.

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Decarbonising road transport by 2050 is possible, say experts, but policy revamp needed


Experts believe decarbonising road transport by 2050 is possible, but current policies do not go far enough to achieve it.


Growth in UK convenience retail market forecast to slow this year after surge during pandemic


The UK convenience retail market is forecast to grow 0.3% in 2021, to a value of £43.2bn, according to the Lumina Intelligence UK Convenience Market Report 2021.


Average weekly value of convenience store shoppers falls sharply during May


The average weekly value of convenience store shoppers decreased by 25% during the four weeks ending May 30 this year, according to the latest data from the Lumina Intelligence Convenience Tracking Programme.


Fewer than one-in-ten forecourt shoppers cite fuel as the main reason for their visit


Fewer than one-in-ten forecourt shoppers cite fuel as the main reason for their visit, as the coronavirus pandemic reinforces the importance of the convenience store offering within a forecourt, according to the new Lumina Intelligence UK Forecourt Market Report 2021.


Lumina Intelligence report predicts resurgence in food-to-go market in 2021


The food-to-go market will see a strong resurgence in 2021, but won’t fully recover to pre-Covid levels until 2024, according to a new report by Lumina Intelligence.

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​ COMMENT: Green ambitions – the future of forecourts in the race to 2030

2021-03-01T15:38:00+00:00By Daniel Cook, partner and Mark Frostick, senior associate, Rapleys

As Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s pandemic Budget edges closer (March 3) there is considerable debate over how the government will proceed with its mantra to ‘build back better and greener’.

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COMMENT: The dawn for EVs is near, the time to prepare is now

2021-02-22T10:37:00+00:00By Oliver Shaw, CEO, Kalibrate

In November, the UK government announced it will ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2030 as part of its 10-point plan for a green ‘industrial revolution’.

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SHOP TALK: Share the love… you know you want to

2021-02-08T13:03:00+00:00By Tracy West, retail commentator

With the lockdown still underway, and many people on furlough or working from home, everyone seems to be looking for some reason for a little cheer. This month, we have Valentine’s Day, and even the die-hard non-romantics among us might well get their heads turned for a chance of a little extra love in their lives.

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ANALYSIS: Electric shock - how will the ban on new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 affect the forecourt sector, and can it be achieved?


In one sense it came as no surprise when the UK government finally confirmed its decision to ban the sale of new cars and vans with internal combustion engines (ICEs) from 2030 (although some hybrids have until 2035).