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Convenience set for £42bn

29 November, 2011
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The UK food and grocery convenience sector is set to grow to £42.2bn in five years' time, according to figures revealed by IGD at its Convenience Retail Conference.

The sector will have increased in value by more than a quarter from its current value of £33.6bn in 2011, and convenience's share of the overall food and grocery market is expected to increase to 22.9% by 2016, compared to 21.4% by the end of this year.

IGD ShopperTrack research reveals that shoppers are seeing increasing benefits from using the convenience sector. It found that if fuel prices continued to rise, 50% of shoppers said they would use shops nearer to them to save on petrol costs; 46% of convenience store shoppers stated that the ability to walk to a store from home was a key factor when choosing a convenience store; and convenience store shoppers use the format on average three times a week.

Nick Everitt, director of retail insight at IGD, said: "Shoppers are increasingly favouring a 'little and often' approach."

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 10 June 2019
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands134.59140.57129.69
North East133.19142.40129.15
North West134.1363.90139.73129.13
Northern Ireland131.34135.32128.05
South East135.2562.40141.74130.52
South West134.5167.90140.57129.57
West Midlands134.34140.64129.70
Yorkshire & Humber133.72140.40129.24

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