Retailing Expertise to Inspire Your Shoppers!
The IGD recently reported that shoppers are now using an average of 3.9 different shopping channels per month to fulfil their grocery needs₁. Undoubtedly this creates huge opportunities for convenience retailers as shoppers increase the frequency and breadth of their spend in the channel. However, along with opportunity comes the anxiety of not knowing which products are going to generate the highest return and selecting services that really add value to shopper missions.
Fortunately for retailers however, there’s no need for fear as an army of experts have been recruited by the National Convenience Show to help you navigate your way through some of the more complex challenges that face all retailers and turn them into profit-making successes. With HIM! predicting that Food to Go sales are in line to grow to a third of all convenience shopping missions by 2018 the potential for retailers to grow their profits is obvious. But it can be difficult to understand what the right Food To Go offer should be for your store in your specific geography. Markus Hoffman of Shell and Max Jenvey of Oxxygen are experts in helping retailers understand what the needs of shoppers are in their store and finding the most effective and economical solutions to make the most profit. From a Nature Valley Cereal bar and a Coffee, to hot-dogs and sausage rolls and even full-service take-away and roasts the speakers will be sharing their valuable insight on how you can understand what the right range is for your customers and how you can make more money from it.
And for those shoppers who want to be more involved with preparing their meals than just ‘Grab and Go’ the chiller cabinet creates yet another customer mission which is experiencing strong growth. With 1/3 of UK adults still unsure what to have for dinner most evenings, time poor shoppers are increasingly looking for inspiration and ideas around meal time and are expecting to find them in their local store₁. Editor of Convenience Store, David Rees will be chairing a panel of Chilled Champions including leading suppliers Kerry Foods, Muller Dairy and Dairy Crest to discuss how they have advised retailers to maximise their sales through the chiller cabinet and minimised the dreaded waste bill.
The National Convenience Show has also secured partnerships with category leading brands who are available to share their expertise and advice with you on specific product areas. Kerry Foods return to the show in 2015 to highlight the profit opportunity of the snacking category and will also be hosting an inspiring session at the Retailer Hub to demonstrate to retailers how big the chilled category of the future could be for convenience retailers.
And having been able to provide a relevant electronic payment solution for almost every visitor they spoke with in 2014, EPOS, payments and loyalty provider HTEC return in 2015 with a new media platform launch and innovative and easier solutions for all types of convenience stores in order to help retailers better manage their shopper payments and make sense of their sales data.
With more experts being added to the live programme daily and the exhibitor list continuing to grow retailers have a unique chance to hunt out the specialists and tackle them with the burning questions they need to know the answers to. As the convenience channel continues to grow and change, retailers can’t risk being left behind and investing a day at the National Convenience Show is a guaranteed way to reduce that risk.
NCS runs from Monday 20 April through to Wednesday 22 April 2015 and visitors can register free at www.nationalconvenienceshow.co.uk
Times and location of the show:
- Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 April 2015 - from 10.00am to 5.00pm, NEC Birmingham, Halls 9 & 10
- Wednesday 22 April - from 10.00am to 4.00pm, NEC Birmingham, Halls 9 & 10
- IGD Shopper Vista 2015
- HIM as quoted in Convenience Store Meal Deals Feature – Feb 2015